Accurate burn prevention strategies are vital to patient outcomes. Specially, knowledgeable prevention strategies reduce rates of death and disability. Most advances in burn prevention and care, driven by developed countries, have not been sufficiently implemented in low- and middle-income countries (WHO).
CBWCF´s Prevention Program
Prevention and education programs for youth have focused on raising awareness concerning the dangers of open fire, specifically in the home. Programs highlight accident prevention training which includes illustrations on how to avoid thermal injuries.
Secondly, in addition to neighborhood youth outreach, our program also teaches patients and their parents while in the Burn Unit. Our team members are trained to provide helpful safety instructions. In this way, the knowledge that the families gain while in the Burn Unit can be passed along to their communities. They become our ambassadors!
Lastly, CBWCF has over the past decade been working to promote a smoke free cooking stove that can replace the traditional way of cooking. To learn more about this project, click here