Global Trauma Care in Remote, Rural & Humanitarian Healthcare
25th April 2023, 16:00 to 17:00 BST
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.
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
- Tom Hampton - Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Fellow
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