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Burn Prevention and First Aid field trip to Nepal

News | 04/04/2019

We are so pleased that Edna Ogada, our Research Assistant, will travel to Nepal this month to conduct an observational field trip with our partner, Sagun.

Having spent the last few months dissecting the data from our household burn injury survey in Nepal, we are now working with our Nepalese partners to develop fully contextualised burn prevention and first aid approaches for the 3 communities where we are working.

Edna will travel to some of the areas surveyed, with Kamal Phuyal, our lead researcher in Nepal. She will meet with stakeholders including local government, health staff and community members, to discuss the prevention and first aid initiatives which are being developed, with an aim to reduce the risks of injury and improve immediate management when they do occur.

This trip will be invaluable to enable us to see first-hand the challenges which are being faced in these communities, but more importantly the opportunities that can be leveraged to implement the project. It will also allow us to develop a community prevention and first aid guideline, which we can then tailor for use with our partners in Ethiopia and Gaza and West Bank, later this year.

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