Developing practical guidelines and checklists for global burn care (February 2017)

In February 2017, Interburns held an international consensus meeting in Kathmandu Nepal to develop practical guidelines and checklists for burn care that can be used by individual clinicians working in resource-poor settings globally. The meeting was held over 5 days

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Burn Care in a Conflict Zone: Training for Northern Syria (January 2017)

From 16 -20th January Interburns ran a training programme in partnership with the World Health Organisation for staff treating burns in Northern Syria. The programme was held in southern Turkey with faculty from the UK, Syria and Greece. Taking into

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Burns Training in Ramallah (December 2016)

From the 4-9th December Interburns ran a training programme in Ramallah in the West Bank, in partnership with Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP). This training followed on from an initial course held in Hebron in January 2016 to staff from

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Paediatric Burn Care in Kabul, Afghanistan (November 2016)

  In October a mixed team from Interburns and Universitats Kinderspital Zurich (University Children’s Hospital, Zurich) visited Kabul to work with our local partners based at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health (IGICH). IGICH has the main paediatric burns

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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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Kanti Children’s Hospital: Burns Training for Nurses and Doctors (September 2016)

In 2012, Interburns sent a team of instructors to train local faculty in Nepal to deliver Essential Burn care training in Nepali throughout the country. With funding from the UK Department for International Development, Nepal Burn Society and Interburns have

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Acute Burn Care Fellowships for Kirtipur Team (September 2016)

A team from Kirtipur Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal visited the Interburns Training Centre at Choithram Hospital and Research Centre in Indore, India to learn different aspects of acute burn care, under the supervision and guidance of Dr Shobha Chamania and her

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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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