International Outreach

According to the World Health Organization, 260 children die from burns every day.

Onsite Education and Training

The International Outreach Program saves lives and improves outcomes for burn survivors by providing on-site education and training in burn units at hospitals in developing countries.
In partnership with the American Burn Association, the Foundation coordinates the work of U.S. burn teams (comprised of burn surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, and dieticians) at each selected hospital. Burn teams teach through lectures, demonstrations and side-by-side surgical work with local doctors and nurses.

 

 

Patient Care Improved

Our U.S. teams work with local staff to reduce infection, contractures, scarring and graft loss, and to improve physical therapy and pediatric nutrition.  The skills transferred help to improve many areas of burn treatment, significantly improving patient care.

 

Sites

The International Outreach Program sites have included burn units in the following countries, with more sites being planned:

  • Zambia
  • India
  • Guatemala

If you are a burn surgeon, nurse, or physical/occupational therapist who would like to volunteer to be a part of a team, please fill out the following application and send it to us:

CBF International Outreach Medical Team Application

Mail Completed Applications to:

Program Director
Children’s Burn Foundation
5000 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 450
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

For more information, contact us.

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