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Global Health

Delivering training, resources, and supplies worldwide.

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SCCM Global Health programs support humanitarian efforts worldwide, delivering free training and educational resources, as well as supplies, medications, equipment, and volunteer clinicians to low resource and crisis-affected areas.

Crisis Response

SCCM assists the critical care community during disasters and emergencies by providing resources and updates.

Humanitarian Activities

SCCM is carrying out humanitarian initiatives to substantially improve the healthcare infrastructure in some of the most underserved areas in the world.

How You Can Help

Support SCCM's initiatives where your help is needed most. Your unrestricted gift enables SCCM to provide, training, resources, and supplies to ensure the highest-quality care for all critically ill and injured patients.


Latest Updates

SCCM Trains Ukrainian Clinicians on Critical Care Ultrasound
Members of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) traveled from the United States to Lviv, Ukraine in March to train more than 140 clinicians on lifesaving critical care ultrasound. Learning and using point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) skills allows Ukrainian medical professionals to quickly diagnose and care for critically ill and injured patients—all the more important as injuries continue to mount in the ongoing Ukrainian humanitarian crisis.
Posted: 4/27/2023 | 0 comments | Global Health, Ukraine, Ultrasound

Trip to West Africa Kicks Off SCCM AIRS Project
Oxygen is essential for human life and has no substitute. Its importance was highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic by the many patients who had difficulty breathing. Medical oxygen is used in many different settings, such as intensive care units, operating rooms, delivery rooms, and during emergency transport.
Posted: 4/24/2023 | 0 comments | AIRS Project, Global Health, Medical Education, Resource Allocation

An Update on SCCM Relief Efforts in Türkiye and Syria
SCCM President Vinay M. Nadkarni, MD, MS, FCCM, provides an update on the SCCM emergency response efforts for the Türkiye-Syria Earthquake.
Posted: 2/15/2023 | 0 comments | Disaster Response, Global Health, Message from the President

SCCM Africa Infrastructure Relief and Support Project Will Improve Access to Oxygen in West Africa
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) new global health initiative, Africa Infrastructure Relief and Support (AIRS), will ensure the availability of medical oxygen to patients in the Gambia, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, made possible by a $5.5 million grant from Direct Relief and in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Global Alliance of Perioperative Professionals (GAPP) and the Institute of Global Perioperative Care. Officials in the Gambia, Liberia, and Sierra Leone will identify specific medical oxygen-related needs, including hospital-based infrastructure, oxygen-generating plants, and solar energy. SCCM plans to eventually expand the initiative to additional countries.
Posted: 2/14/2023 | 0 comments | AIRS Project, Global Health, oxygen, respiratory

SCCM to Lead Ultrasound Training in Ukraine
José L. Díaz-Gómez, MD, FASE, FCCM, rides his bicycle to work every day in Houston, Texas. He passes the Texas Medical Center, where he sees a large Ukrainian flag on one of the hospital buildings. The flag symbolizes support for Ukraine in its ongoing war with Russia, and now when Dr. Díaz-Gómez passes it, he sees something more. He sees courage, responsibility, and hope.
Posted: 2/14/2023 | 0 comments | Emergency Response, Global Health, Ukraine, Ultrasound

SCCM Humanitarian Efforts in Ukraine
The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine has quickly become historic for its magnitude. The conflict has also led to crisis within the Ukrainian healthcare system. Here is how the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has been helping.
Posted: 7/27/2022 | 0 comments | Disaster, Disaster Response, Global Health, Ukraine