United Nations Millennium Villages Project
IEM fellows worked on The United Nations Millennium Villages Project (MVP) in Uganda and Tanzania and managed other emergency medicine residents working in Senegal, Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda. The MVP is based on the findings of the UN Millennium Project and operates under the direction of the Columbia Earth Institute, Millennium Promise NGO, and the United Nations Development Program. The project was developed as demonstration of the concept that the millennium development goals can be reached through cross-sectoral interventions spanning infrastructure, education, economic, and healthcare. The project is based out of 12 sites throughout East and West Africa. The International Emergency Medicine Fellowship has acted in an advisory role on the development of pre-hospital and emergency care for the project. IEM fellowship responsibilities have included consultant field-work, assessment and protocol development, project monitoring and evaluation, and supervision of medical residents. Additionally, the Fellowship is working on a mobile telephony integration strategy to improve healthcare communications in the rural African village setting.