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BURNS IN THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES.
Due to the lack of access to the necessary and proper equipment to aid burn injuries, many in third world countries live in chronic pain and are never treated properly, Being one of the most painful forms of injury one can attain, its tragic that such occurs as billions fall at risk of burn injuries due to their lifestyles in poverty which do not have sufficient care for in such areas. Those who are burnt require timely access to acute burns management, including definitive surgical care, and that access is just simply not available as it should be.
People suffer severe burns in third world countries daily, equating to 11 million a year
Of people in third world countries cannot access basic surgical care
Of children with burns have a temporary disability & 18% have a permanent disability.
WHO IS AT RISK.
have higher rates of death from burns compared to males. Acid violence is a particularly vicious form of premeditated violence, where acid is thrown usually at the face to disfigure, maim, and blind.
are particularly vulnerable to burns. Burns is the 5th most common cause of non-fatal childhood injuries. A considerable number of burn injuries in children result from child maltreatment.
are at higher risk for burns than people living in high-income countries. Within all countries, however, burn risk correlates with socioeconomic status.
Burns are preventable. High-income countries have made considerable progress in lowering rates of burn deaths, through a combination of prevention strategies and improvements in the care of people affected by burns. However, low-income countries have yet to complete this mission.
It is critical for governments and politicians to create more effective laws and policies to protect burn victims.
Research helps to identify feasible and effective solutions for severe burns to help survivors recover faster.
Survivors Project seeks to work in collaboration and partnership with multiple partners to increase medical care for survivors worldwide.
Raising awareness is a powerful tool to educate people about the importance of burn survivors and bringing change.