The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) and the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA) have both in the last week formally come out to support the Colombo Declaration.
It is truly amazing that our local EM colleges have supported this important Declaration.
Our next efforts to further spread the word will focus on involving other national medical bodies and governmental agencies at all levels before formally approaching the United Nations.
We encourage you to help as well.
Visit www.stopbombinghospitals.org. Here you will find more information, an ‘Act Now’ page with more details on how you can help stop these hospital attacks including a letter pro forma that you can personalise to send to our political leaders and links to other organisations advocating for this cause.
We would also encourage you to approach your employers, specialist medical colleges, other medical associations, write to your Federal Member of Parliament and feel free to forward the Declaration.
From all of us within SSCCEM and Developing EM we thank ACEM and CENA for their support and we hope to be able to update you on our progress with this issue very soon.