Evidence-based African first aid guidelines and training materials
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This Health in Action report describes the African First Aid Materials project (AFAM, http://www.afam.redcross.be/). This project developed evidence-based guidelines on how basic first responders should be trained to manage emergency situations in an African context. The project also includes the development of training materials to support the implementation. The objective of this manuscript is to inform educators and health care professionals about these guidelines and training materials and to promote their use when developing first aid training programmes for sub-Saharan Africa.