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Information about Interburns Standards Project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID):

One of the requirements of funding through DFID is the publication of data about the project for aid transparency purposes. A summary of the DFID-funded project is provided below and members of the public are welcome to request additional information about the project.

Percentage of total organisational budget: 46% (financial year 2013-4)

Overall timetable for and frequency of publication 01.07.2013 – 30.06.2016

Full Reporting will be completed on an annual basis at the end of each financial year (31.03.2014/2015/2016) and at the project close (30.06.16). Updates on payments from DFID and funds received will be carried out quarterly.

Licence type: Attribution-Only

Reporting organisation: Interburns (registered charity in England and Wales no. 1122299)

Project Title: Improving clinical outcomes for 10,000 burn patients in Bangladesh and Nepal by implementing improved standards of burn care.

Project Status: Implementation stage

Project Start Date: 01.07.2013

Project End Date: 30.06.2016

Project Description:

In 2012 Interburns developed the first operational standards for burn services in Low and Middle Income Countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises the standards as ‘an important stepping stone towards improving the health systems to which the vast majority of the world’s burn patients present for care.’ Working in collaboration with our local partners in Bangladesh and Nepal, Interburns is developing the standards into a quality improvement tool, empowering local leaders to identify gaps in current services, target training and other capacity-building programmes to close these gaps, and deliver improved outcomes for burn patients.

Through this project, we will train over 600 health professionals in improved burn care including surgeons, doctors, nurses, therapists, psychosocial staff and other specialists. We will also develop a faculty of 150 instructors, transforming the standard of care for patients and enabling local teams to disseminate training widely throughout their countries. The project will also develop a range of innovative monitoring and evaluation tools to ensure training and improvements in care translate into improved clinical outcomes for burn patients, including the first Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs) for burn patients in LMICs.

Participating Organisation (Funding): Department for International Development (DFID) Global Poverty Action Fund (GB-1-202035)

Participating Organisation (Implementing/Accountable): Interburns

Recipient countries: Bangladesh and Nepal


12110  Health policy and administrative management

12181  Medical education/training

12220  Basic health care

12230  Basic health infrastructure

12261  Health education

Project Budget: Per Project Year (aligned with DFID Financial year)

£64,235 (Year 1 from 1 July 2013 – 31 March 2014, 9 months)

£68,995 (Year 2 from 1 April 2014 – 31 March 2015)

£67,645 (Year 3 from 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016)

£19,625 (Year 4 from 1 April 2016 – 30 June 2016, 3 months)

Total expenditure: £63,538.44 (Year 1), £27,908.57 (Year 2 to date)

Total Project Budget: £220,500 (3 year project from July 2013 – June 2016)

Disbursements to Project Partners:

Acid Survivors Foundation, Bangladesh: £10,641.50 (Year 1)

Nepal Burn Society, Nepal: £8,016.50 (Year 1); £13,492.50 (Year 2)


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