Interburns has been working for burn patients since 2006. Since then, we have trained over 1800 healthcare workers in Essential Burn Care and we have trained local faculty, who now provide courses locally in their own languages. We have run two Burn Care Training Retreats (in Asia and in Africa) and these have inspired the creation of burn societies and raised the profile of burn injury. We have established a training centre for health care workers in Indore in India, which provides contextually-relevant training for doctors and nurses from low and middle income countries. We have also carried out and published research into burn epidemiology and prevention and are currently researching outcomes in the developing world.
We have now been requested to set up a training centre in Ghana and to provide on-going support and training in many other countries, including Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire, Uganda, Kenya and Burma.
In order to do this, we require funds. Whilst we have been successful in obtaining grants from the Department of Foreign and International Department (DFID) in the UK, these grants are for well-defined projects in Nepal and Bangladesh and do not allow for the developments in additional countries.
The majority of Interburns’ work is carried out by volunteers – we have only one paid employee! We are covering the costs of this motorbike trip, so all donations will go directly towards continuing the work of Interburns.