are attributable annually to injuries, with 90% occurring in low- and middle-income countries like Bolivia.


Traumatic injuries include road traffic incidents, falls, burns, poisonings, drownings, and violence (assault, self-inflicted, or acts of war). General elements of a comprehensive trauma system should address these injuries through prevention, pre-hospital care, definitive hospital care, rehabilitation, process improvement, and patient safety initiatives. Effective trauma systems lead to improved patient survival, with up to a 20% decrease in mortality and improved functional outcomes.

 4.8 to 5.8 million global deaths



The Bolivian Trauma initiative


has five main activities:

    Surgical & Trauma Capacity Assessments


    Qualitative Trauma System Evaluations


    Community & First Responder Trauma        


    Establishment of a Trauma Registry


    Local Education & Research Capacity


The above initiatives will facilitate the creation of evidence-based policy and interventions for injury prevention and trauma care quality improvements, in an effort to reduce injury morbidity and mortality within the Bolivian population.

Our Partners
La Paz


Santa Cruz