​Urgent Need to Improve Critical Child Transportation in LMICs: Introducing the FEAMER Study

​In Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs), ensuring the safe transportation of critically ill children to dedicated emergency care facilities has been a significant challenge due to the shortage of expertise. Currently, there is limited access to medical support during this crucial transportation process.

The Centre's groundbreaking FEAMER (Feasibility and Efficacy of Ambulance-Based mHealth for Paediatric Emergencies) study is dedicated to revolutionizing care for critically ill children during ambulance transportation. Through state-of-the-art video calling technology, our doctors can connect with Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) in real-time. This innovative connection empowers our doctors to remotely assess the child's condition, provide essential medical guidance to EMTs, and make well-informed decisions during the transportation process.

By uniting medical expertise with the potential of telemedicine technology, the FEAMER study strives to bridge the critical care gap for children during transportation in LMICs. Our mission is to ensure that no child's life is compromised due to inadequate medical support during transit.​​