Trauma & Injury: Care of the injured in LMICs: Remaining Challenges

Session virtual link: Digital Session.

Session title Trauma and Injury
(Preventing Trauma, Injuries & Violence – an implementation challenge)
Coordinator Olive Kobusingye
Hosts Makerere University School of Public Health
Session objectives
  1. Identify injury prevention interventions for LMICs
  2. Highlight need for increased investment in prevention by LMICs
  3. Determine how emergency care systems can be prioritized and set up for success
  4. Explore the impact of trauma systems on the outcomes of patients suffering injuries5)Address the ‘three delays framework’ (seeking, reaching, and receiving care) in avoidable deaths after trauma in LMICs.
Session abstract Injuries account for an estimated 4.6 million deaths per year, 32% more than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined. The burden of trauma deaths is largest in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), which are also the most ill-equipped to manage this burden. Although there has been a global drive for injury prevention and we are in the ‘decade of action for road safety’, morbidity and mortality from injuries continue to rise. Alongside injury prevention efforts, optimization of medical care provided after injury occurrence is important. In many LMICs, there are deficiencies in emergency medical services (EMS) and definitive hospital care for the injured. Where present, these are hampered by limited geographical coverage, resources, and trained staff. To improve a health system’s ability to manage a large burden of injuries, gaps in care provision must be identified to guide resource allocation.
Session Format Panel Discussion 18
Session Virtual Link click here
Speaker Status Speaker Status

Mr. Jim Harrison (Session co-chair)

confirmed Dr. Charles Mock confirmed
Ms. Tawia Addo-Ashong confirmed Alegenta Gebreyesus Confirmed
Dr. Teri Reynolds confirmed
Olive Kobusingye (Moderator) Confirmed

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