National Burn Strategy for Nepal.
The Nepal Burn Society held a workshop with clinicians from 7 hospitals as part of a DFID funded programme to dramatically improve burn care in the country. The workshop focussed on the development of a national strategy, priorities for research, the development of patient outcome measures (to assess the effectiveness of care), and developing standardised systems for data collection and analysis.
Participants came from Kanti Children’s Hospital, the National Trauma Centre at Bir Hospital, Kirtipur Hospital, Sushma Koirala Memorial Hospital and Kathmandu Medical College in the Kathmandu Valley. Others came from the rural periphery of Nepal including Nepalgunj, Janakpur, and United Mission Hospital in Tansen, Palpa District.
The group was joined by the Executive Director of the Acid Survivors Foundation, Bangladesh, Selina Ahmed who briefed the group on advocacy and awareness campaigns to reduce acid and burns violence.
Congratulations to the Nepal Burn Society who have trained over 400 staff in Essential Burn Care since late 2013, including 3 trainings funded by the Nepali government’s National Health Training Centre (NHTC).