According to the World Health Organization, 260 children die from burns every day.
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.
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.
The International Outreach Program sites have included burn units in the following countries, with more sites being planned:
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:
Mail Completed Applications to:
Children’s Burn Foundation
5000 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 210
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
For more information, contact us.