Emergency Medicine Global Health
In NYU Langone’s Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine, our community extends far beyond the borders of New York City. Our faculty lead global health programs and projects to help support emergency care facilities in providing accessible, effective, and compassionate care internationally.
Led by Samara (Sari) E. Soghoian, MD, our work in Ghana has advanced emergency care across the Greater Accra Region and empowered local medical professionals to adopt and use evidence-based emergency care practices and tools.
From the inception of the program in 2009, we have dedicated our efforts to elevating the quality of care and improving outcomes for local communities. In Accra, as in many areas in Africa and other areas of the world, insufficient funds and unreliable access to emergency care often result in patients deteriorating or dying before they can be adequately treated.
In collaboration with experts from the University of Ghana and Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, the national hospital of Ghana, Dr. Soghoian, along with scores of rotating students, residents, and faculty from a variety of disciplines and departments at NYU and NYU Grossman School of Medicine, helped create the hospital’s first dedicated emergency department (ED).
Today, staffed by more than 250 nurses, doctors, pharmacists, and nonclinical staff, the ED offers timely and high-quality care to all patients, regardless of their financial circumstances.