EMK Foundation

The EMK Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that was established in the US to support Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation and other non-profit emergency care organizations in line with our mission.

Emergency care serves a key function within health care systems by providing an entry point to health care and by decreasing morbidity and mortality. Although primarily focused on evaluation and treatment for acute conditions, emergency care also serves as an important locus of provision for preventive care with regard to injuries and disease progression. 

Despite its important and increasing role, however, emergency care has frequently been overlooked in the discussion of healthcare systems and delivery platforms in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) e.g. Kenya.

Toll Free Number

There is no single toll-free ambulance access number (e.g. 911) or a public ambulance system in the country

Designated Department

Many hospitals lack purposefully built emergency departments to stabilise acutely ill and injured patients

Emergency Training

Most healthcare workers providing emergency care in LMICs lack specific training in emergency care

Health Policy

There are no specific policies and guidelines on emergency care in many LMICs

Because of this, many LMICs suffer the highest rates of mortality from acute injuries, as well as from the acute complications of a range of other infectious and chronic diseases. 

Over half of these deaths could be addressed by the implementation of emergency care systems in these countries.


To ensure timely, accessible and quality lifesaving emergency care in Kenya


Our mission is to be the financial catalyst for the Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation and other non-profit emergency care organizations to safeguard every life, every time, everywhere by:

  1. Improving patient experience and outcomes across the emergency healthcare system in LMICs.
  2. Raising awareness and fostering advancements in the development of localized emergency healthcare in LMICs through education and research.
  3. Working closely with local governments and other stakeholders to deliver cost-effective universal emergency care in LMICs.

How You Can Help

Currently, we are working to meet a need far greater than our capacity. Our operations run almost entirely off of volunteer personnel and donations. Our fundraising efforts are aimed at sustaining and expanding the activities and projects of the Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation.

Our goal is to raise $100,000 annually. It is an ambitious goal, but we believe deeply in the power, passion, and generosity of our community. 100% of your donation will go directly to strengthening emergency care in LMICs through:

Training of healthcare workers and the community in various aspects of emergency care with discipleship and leadership development focus 

Supporting multiple research projects that will generate the necessary local data to inform the development of emergency care in LMICs

Funding strategic infrastructure projects so public emergency care centres can offer timely, accessible and quality lifesaving emergency care.

Supporting engagements between local governments and stakeholders to develop the necessary emergency care policies and guidelines

With your support, we can build sustainable systems  to ensure that when emergencies happen, care is there.

Donate to our life-saving work today!



4545 N 36TH STREET SUITE 210

PHOENIX, AZ 85018-0000

TEL: +1 (623) 565 8236

Email: donate@emkfoundation.org



501(c)(3) EIN#: 85-0575726