Surgical equipment

Burn injuries are a major health problem in Africa, especially for children. Treatment of patients with burn injuries is time consuming and comprehensive. Without the opportunity to offer relevant treatment and without access to necessary surgical equipment, the hospitalization may appear hopeless and often extends to months and even years, resulting in an overwhelming expense for the child’s family.

If a large and deep burn injury is not treated adequately and possibly with a skin transplantation, there will be a risk of formation of thick scar tissue. Over time, this scar tissue will contract and eventually lead to painful and life-long disabilities, disfigurements and impairments for the child, due to for instance, contractions of fingers and toes, or limbs that grow inappropriately together.

Mesh-machine, Humby knives and blades donated by Care4Burn to Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre and burn unit. March 2014. For a total value of approximately 6.300 EURO.

Handing over of surgical equipment donated by Care4Burn to the hospital direction at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre. March 2014.

Surgical equipment like a Mesh-machine and Humby knives makes it possible to treat large open burn injuries with skin transplantation as well as reconstruct old injuries where scar tissue has contracted and resulted in a disabling contraction for the patient.

Care4Burn believes that in order to achieve long term treatment of burn injuries, it is essential with access to and training in the use of surgical equipment for local surgeons. Care4Burn fundraises for necessary surgical equipment, such as Mesh-machines and Humby knives, with the aim to provide a better treatment for the individual burn injured patient, benefitting the patient, the family, the hospital and the community.