Category Archive for "Awareness and Prevention"

Burn Care Foundation runs Training in Numaligarg, India (October 2017)

Burn Care Foundation organised Training on Essential Burn Care Burn Care Foundation, a social unit of NEMCARE Hospital, in association with Interburns, organised a Training programme on Essential Burn Care  at Numaligarh Refinery Township on 7 October 2017. The Essential

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Burns Awareness in Agartala, India (July 2017)

On the 12th and 13th of July, the  Burn Care Foundation (a social unit of NEMCARE Hospital), in association with Interburns, organised a training programme on Essential  Burn Care  at Tripura Medical College, Agartala. Agartala is the capital of the

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Surviving Burns – A Perspective from Female Burns Survivors in India (July 2017)

Written by Ms Kanica Dubey, following a meeting of burns survivors at Choithram Hospital and Research Centre (Interburns Training Centre) in Indore, India Recovering from something as physically and emotionally scarring as a severe burn injury is a grueling, and

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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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