Global Trauma Care in Remote, Rural & Humanitarian Healthcare

25th April 2023


The Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare is delighted to present the next webinar from their 2023 series, including updates from their members and partners from across the sector.  

In partnership with the Primary Trauma Care Foundation (PTCF), this webinar will examine the challenges faced in global trauma care in low resource settings. The session will also present updates on best practice from the experience of PTCF’s sustainabale training model delivered across the globe.

Injury/Trauma is the greatest burden of disease globally and is largely forgotten: more people are affected by Injury/Trauma annually than all contagious disease added together (HIV, TB, Malaria, Measles, Mumps and Covid-19), yet this disease gets <1% of global healthcare funding and until this year was not on the WHA agenda.  An overview of this burden will be given and briefs on how this can be changed, and, with the help of FRRHH how training and involvement can occur in low resource and new locations – using the recent project in Burundi as an example.


This webinar will aim to:

  • Allow participants to see the prioritisation of global healthcare
  • Allow participants with an interest in Injury/Trauma to learn how to become involved in low resource, natural disaster and conflict areas
  • Discuss methods of teaching, research and clinical involvement.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand priorities in global healthcare
  • Know how to get involved in low resource, natural disaster and conflict healthcare in any/all of teaching, research and/or clinical involvement
  • See the value of FRRHH membership.



Our panellists include:

  • Nigel Rossiter (Chair) - Nigel is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in Basingstoke, UK and was previously a Trauma surgeon in the British Army (as a contemporary with Andy Kent….!). His principal areas of surgical practice are in Orthopaedic Trauma, all aspects of knee surgery and soft tissue shoulder surgery. He is Chair and Medical Director of the Primary Trauma Care Foundation, sits on a WHO committee on Injury, he is a member of the Oxford University Global Surgery Group, is on the Faculty Advisory Board for the Faculty of Remote Rural & Humanitarian Healthcare at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and, is on the G4 Alliance board advocating for Trauma care globally.  He is a previous President of the Orthopaedic Trauma Society, chair of Orthopaedic Trauma education for AOUK&Ireland, a founding Fellow of the International Orthopaedic Trauma Association, has addressed the UN General Assembly and has a number of other appointments.
  • Andy Kent OBE - Andy was born in Malaysia and brought up and schooled in Fife, Scotland. He attended Edinburgh University Medical School and whilst there become a commissioned army officer in the Royal Army Medical Corp. He graduated in 1987. He trained in the services to become a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and was deployed throughout the globe including active duty in several austere and hostile environments. He completed a fellowship year in Baltimore, USA, specialising in trauma management. He was appointed as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in NHS Highland in 2002 and continues to deliver both elective and trauma surgical services. Andy has always been engaged in training and humanitarian work. He continues to teach on Advanced Orthopaedic, ATLS, and primary trauma courses and recently has been appointed as the Surgical Director for UK-Med. Andy is a medical advisor for the HALO trust and in 2021 completed a deployment to Mosul for two months to support Iraqi colleagues manage battlefield civilian injuries. He is the recipient of the RCSEd 2020 Tuanku Muhriz Fellowship. Andy is the current Deputy Chair of the Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare and leads alongside Professor Tony Redmond to ensure humanitarian healthcare is incorporated into all aspects of the Faculty’s activities.

  • Gilles Eloi Rwibuka - Rwibuka Gilles Eloi is a Burundian Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Emergency Advanced Clinical Practitioner, with a BSc in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and an MSc in Critical Care and Emergency, and currently PhD candidate in Critical Care and Emergency from Alexandria University, Egypt. He is affiliated with Hope Africa University’ teaching Hospital as a Senior Lecturer and trainer, and the National Institute of Public Health as an Assistant Lecturer of Anaesthesia and Critical Care. He is the current President of the Burundi Anaesthetic and Trauma Society (ATSARPS), and is an educator and leader in the field, holding positions such as Coordinator and Director of the PTC program in Burundi among many others.

  • Tom Hampton - Tom Hampton is a UK ST6 ENT trainee presently in Malawi as the Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Fellow.  He is Guest Lecturer in Global Health Systems Brighton & Sussex Medical School and in Global Trauma at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.  He has previous PTC & Trauma teaching and clinical experience in Colombia, Cambodia, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Malawi (and Brighton!).


1 Hour

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