Burn management in sub-Saharan Africa: opportunities for implementation of dedicated training and development of specialty centers.

@article{Calland2014BurnMI,
  title={Burn management in sub-Saharan Africa: opportunities for implementation of dedicated training and development of specialty centers.},
  author={J. F. Calland and Michael C Holland and O. Mwizerwa and R. Petroze and G. Ntakiyiruta and Kunal P. Patel and T. Gampper and J. Byiringiro and C. Campbell},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={2014},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={
          157-63
        }
}
BACKGROUND In low- and middle-income countries burn injuries remain responsible for a large burden of death and disability. Given an annual worldwide incidence of almost 11 million new individuals affected per year, major burn injuries have a higher annual incidence than HIV and tuberculosis combined. METHODS A survey instrument was adapted for use as an international assessment tool and then used to measure the availability of personnel, materials, equipment, medicines, and facility… Expand
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