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Research is a vital tool in understanding the complex global problem of burns and coming up with practical solutions to improve prevention and care.



In order to be effective, health research in Low and Middle Income Countries should not be restricted to academic centres in big cities. Currently 90% of global funding on health research is spent on 10% of the world’s population. There is a huge lack of effective research into burns in poor countries, which impedes local and international efforts to improve burn care and prevention. Interburns works with local partners to address this shortage and improve our understanding of this complex health issue.

To address this disparity, Interburns focuses on conducting burn care research in LMICs and for the benefit of burn patients in LMICs. We concentrate on research that has a direct clinical impact, aids the development of positive prevention of burns, or evaluates the effectiveness of teaching and knowledge transfer. Through its international team, Interburns has access to a range of experienced researchers working in subjects relevant to burn care, including experts in Injury Prevention, Health Systems Research and Clinical Research.

Current Research

  • Ethical Issues in Accessing Critical Care and End of Life protocols (partnership between Interburns Training Center and Ottawa University).
  • Burn prevention through replacing kerosene lamps with solar lamp or LED lamp provision in Madhya Pradesh, India (Word Health Organisation project).
  • Preventing Childhood burns through implementation of play pens and barriers (Rotary Club funded project).

Completed Research

  • Survey on the violence against women and intentional burns in Indore, India 2009.
  • Play pens and door barriers in preventing burn injuries, Indore, India. Published in the Burns Journal (date).
  • Community Surveys into Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice regarding burn prevention and first aid: Botswana, Zambia, India, and Pakistan. Published in the Burns Journal 2011.