BOLIVIA TRAUMA INITIATIVE

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        

    Training
   

    Establishment of a Trauma Registry

   

    Local Education & Research Capacity

    Building

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
Potosi

SEDES

Santa Cruz