• To support patient care across the globe
  • To create international cooperation on education and health management in Intensive Care Medicine
  • To transfer knowledge by developing educational and training initiatives that will contribute to the improvement of conditions and outcome of critically ill patients in Low- and Middle-Income Countries


  • Education of Health Care Workers in Intensive Care Medicine
  • Training & Teaching Doctors and ICU Staff
  • Transferring Knowledge
  • Donating medical devices & equipment to ICUs
  • Patients and Families
  • Clinical Research Projects



  • Healthcare & Welfare
  • Conditions and Outcome of critically ill patients
  • Quality of lives

Contributing to…

Social, Scientific & Cultural Innovation in countries of Low & Middle Income


A series of webinars and resources to support any healthcare professional operating in war zones, facing pandemics or managing refugee crises.

We will keep these webinars and other resources free to help the intensive care community anywhere it is most needed.

Join the ALIVE Solidarity Marathon on Wednesday, 30 March, starting from 14:00 hrs, Brussels time. During this free 4-hour broadcast, several international guest speakers will share their experience and discuss a broad range of topics, including: Global Healthcare Challenges, Critical Care Challenges during War, Critical care illness in migrants and refugees and the legacy of the last 2 years

ESICM solidarity statement on the conflict in Ukraine

The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) stands in solidarity with all the people affected by the Russian invasion in Ukraine, from citizens to healthcare workers saving lives and treating patients in hospitals and intensive care units during these dark and worrying days.We cannot remain indifferent to this crisis. We are working with Médecins Sans Frontières to gather the needs of local health workers to ensure a centralised intervention together with the European Commission, and we are taking further action.


In collaboration with the ESICM Global Intensive Care group, led by Prof. Mervyn Mer, the first ALIVE project was a focused, theoretical and practical training course developed to improve knowledge of sepsis and global infections: Sepsis Prevention and Management Course in Low- and Lower-Middle Income Countries (LMIC).

Enthusiastic reception for the ALIVE sepsis training in Uganda

Over 40 delegates attended a two-day sepsis training in Kampala (Uganda) on 10 & 11 June 2019, from a variety of healthcare disciplines, including intensivists, ICU nursing staff, emergency medicine personnel and acute care practitioners. Some had travelled from remote areas of the country to be there.

The theoretical component of the course was shared by both visiting and locally-based faculty tutors. Valuable interaction and discussion took place after every single lecture and the enthusiasm, lessons and ambience was both positive and strong.The clinical component of the course involved ICU bedside teaching, which consisted of small group bedside teaching – this was enthusiastically performed and received.

On completion of the clinical teaching, each delegate was presented with a certificate of attendance and the feedback and the appreciation was very moving.The faculty for this first course included Arthur Kwizera, Armand Mekontso Dessap, Regina Giera, Mervyn Mer, Martin Dünser, Jane Nakibuuka, Cornelius Sendagire, Erasmus Okello, Lameck Ssemogerere and Charles Sendikadiwa.

There is little doubt that this is a special and meaningful initiative that our Society can be proud of and we would like to thank everyone involved, and especially our Ugandan hosts, for their wonderful hospitality.

ALIVE supports sepsis management training in Pakistan

ALIVE supported a first sepsis management training course in Pakistan in November 2019 at the Medical and Dental College in Karachi, with an international and local faculty.

450 highly-engaged participants took part in the two-day interactive theoretical course, including consultants in ICM, microbiology, pathology and surgery, registrars and trainees of all specialities, critical care nurses and undergraduate students.

This was followed by a bedside teaching component in the medical intensive care unit of the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (Karachi) with 50 attendees.

Response has been enthusiastic and ESICM would like to thank the local faculty, hosts, the Mayor of Karachi and the Governor of the Province of Sindh for their unprecedented hospitality and for the part they played in making this course such an overwhelming success.

A follow-up course in Pakistan is foreseen for later on this year.

Other sepsis courses in 2020 will take place in the Caribbean (February) and Mongolia (May) and we will be bringing you more information about these events in due course.

Young Intensivists, Physicians, Nurses and Sponsors,