Category Archive for "Awareness and Prevention"

Pan African Burns Society Congress, 6-9th June 2017

The biannual Pan African Burns Society (PABS) congress will be held from the 6th to the 9th of June 2017. This 4 day conference will include an Essential Burn Care training on the 9th of June by Interburns. Registration for

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Burns Training in Silchar, India (August 2016)

Burns are a major cause of disability and death in South-East Asia in general, but particularly so in India. Many injuries occur in remote rural villages where medical care is limited, with burns disproportionately affecting young women and children. The

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Burn Survivors Meeting in Indore, India (June 2016)

In June, staff at Choithram Hospital and Research Centre in Indore, India, brought together a group of female burn survivors, with the aim of creating a friends club, that can also provide vocational training, camouflage sessions (to disguise scarring from burns)

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‘Helping burns climb up the international agenda’ – Lancet profile of Tom Potokar (June 2016)

www.thelancet.com Vol 387 June 25, 2016 – Written by Tony Kirby Tom Potokar was inspired to be a doctor after watching a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) documentary on Vietnamese boat people in the 1970s. Today, he is a consultant in

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Interburns nurses win Edith Cavell Nursing prize for training in Bangladesh (May 2016)

Interburns team members Dominique Potokar, Sarah Reavenall, and Danni Mehrez, all nurses from the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery at Swansea’s Morriston Hospital, were recently awarded with the Cavell Nurses’ Trust Special Achievement Award in London on 18 May. This

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“See Your Hands” – Hand hygiene supports safe surgical care (April 2016)

For 5 May 2016, the annual World Health Organisation (WHO) campaign day, the theme is “See Your Hands – hand hygiene supports safe surgical care – Practice hand hygiene for surgical patients from admission to discharge”. On the campaign web

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WHO Mentoring Programme for Violence and Injury Prevention (April 2016)

MENTOR-VIP is a global injury and violence prevention mentoring programme. It has been developed through the efforts of WHO and a network of global injury prevention experts. Mentoring allows for skills development through exchange of experience between a more skilled

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Raising Awareness of Burns in Guwahati, India (February 2016)

Burns are a significant cause of death and disability in India, particularly in rural communities. Compounding the problem, there is also a very limited awareness among the general public of how common burns are and how they should be treated,

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Four new Interburns films available on Youtube (December 2015)

A number of new educational films from the Interburns Training Centre in Indore, India are now available on our Youtube channel. These include: Interburns fellowship programme: Interburns offers fellowships to burn care professionals from around the world at our training

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Burn Care Foundation organises Awareness and Training Programmes in Assam, India (December 2015)

Burn Care Foundation, a social unit of NEMCARE Hospital in Assam and an Interburns partner in the region, continue to work to educate medical personnel working in peripheral hospitals on basic management of burns in India and increase public awareness

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