Afro-European Medical and Research Network (AEMRN)
The Afro-European Medical and Research Network (AEMRN) is a dedicated group of professionals from health and allied workers with a strong vision to improve the quality of life of people from low-income countries through innovative sustainable means. AEMRN with Bern-Switzerland as Global headquarters and Monrovia Liberia as Africa regional headquarters has members who strive to impact the medical, mental, social, educational and sound well-being of people irrespective of race, creed, beliefs, faith and social affiliation. AEMRN highly believes in and promotes collaborative result oriented work hence our motto: “Together We Can Make It Happen”.
Continuous medical education and professional development for health workers
AEMRN facilitates the exchange and sharing of knowledge to enhance continuous medical education and continuous professional development healthcare workers and provides such fora both online and physically during our annual symposium.
As a team, AEMRN reach out to needy communities (health workers, allied health or health supporting communities and ordinary people) offering them our services, sharing, exchanging knowledge and innovative ideas. We at the same time foster and promote cross-cultural exchange and global peace both within our own multinational and multi-professional team as well as the people we reach out to serve.
Links to the health workforce crisis
To combat brain drain, brain waste and encourage brain gain and retention of meagre skills and health workers in low income countries including Sub-Saharan Africa, AEMRN has created and continues working with partners to acquire and upgrade existing healthcare delivery clinics and hospitals as centres of best practices in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Zambia and Cameroon.
The vision of such projects are to provide efficient, affordable, accessible and sustainable health care services integrated into the government efforts not only at the primary level but secondary and collaborating with tertiary institutions. We also stimulate and promote operative research, encouraging our members to present their findings at our yearly symposium and others.
To facilitate further deeper interaction with our communities, we organise annually medical work camps with mobile clinics for the past couple of years with our partners in Kitale town and surrounding villages in north-western Kenya. The main objectives include to physically going down to these communities, live with them, share and exchange information, health promotion and educate and treat common ailments at the primary care levels. We refer difficult cases and at the same time assess other particular needs for intervention afterwards.