The University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine is pleased to announce that its proposal, led by Dr. Rockefeller Oteng, has made the top 100 of the MacArthur Foundation 100&Change Competition. One of the 100 proposals will win a $100 million grant to help solve one of the world’s most critical social challenges. The winner will be announced in Fall 2020. The proposal, titled "Reducing Mortality and Improving Health in Africa Through Emergency Care," aims to improve access to emergency care in Africa through sustainable, effective, financially inclusive systems that deliver low-cost, quality care by a specialty-trained health care workforce, and builds upon the work that the department and its partners have been doing since 2008 to develop a sustainable emergency care system in Ghana.
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