Thank you Alex Rebolledo for donating your Birthday gift to Care4Burn 🎉
We are grateful and touched. Your generous donation of DKK 5,500 helps to improve the quality of life for several children with burn injuries in Tanzania and also increase the awareness of this forgotten patient group.
Thank you 🌟 Together we can make a difference 🔥
For the past month, Dr. Theresia Edward and nurse Christina Saria from the Burn Unit at KCMC hospital have been part of the Burn Unit at the MCM hospital in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia 🔥 Here they have gained lots of new knowledge and new experiences, which they can take home with them to Tanzania.
“I have gained greater insight into how to best change bandages and which types of antibiotics are essential to have in the ward. At the MCM hospital in Addis Ababa, they have a dedicated room for dressing changes. I want to implement that at KCMC. Every week I have thought, I want to learn more.” (nurse Christina Saria)
“I have been involved in many and long burn operations. It has been a really good experience where I have learned how to do more advanced skin grafts. For me, it is important to focus both on the treatment of and the actual outcome for the patients, as well as learn how we can improve the treatment at KCMC. I feel inspired and motivated.” (surgeon Theresia Edward)
You will meet both Theresia and Christina as well as Einar and Yodit from the MCM hospital in Addis Ababa in the documentary “The Forgotten”, which premieres on Tuesday 28th of November at Odds and Ends in Nordhavn Copenhagen.
Register for the event and buy a ticket here.
We look forward to seeing you ❤️
Welcome to a meaningful and inspirational evening!
At 19.00 The doors open. Welcome drink, photo exhibition and “live performance music”.
At 19.30 Welcome to the premiere by Care4Burn’s founder Karianne W. Fjære.
At 19.45 Introduction and screening of the documentary “The Forgotten”, filmed and edited by George M. Doumani, followed by drinks, canapés, photo exhibition and “live performance music”.
At 20.30 Presentation of Care4Burn by founder Karianne W. Fjære.
At 21.00 Rounding off by debater and actor Farshad Kholghi.
Participation in the event costs DKK 100. The money is a donation to Care4Burn’s project areas without administrative costs.
Registration and payment are made via payment link or QR-code.
We look forward to seeing you!
Thanks to our sponsors.
Together we can make a difference!
Dr. Theresia Edward and nurse Christina Saria from the Burn Unit at KCMC traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia earlier this week. For the next month they will join the burn-team at the Myung Sung Christian Medical Center and participate in an extended exchange program.
Support for teaching and training in wound care and burn surgery is one of Care4Burn’s focus areas. Since 2011, we have worked to strengthen the local healthcare competencies within burn care treatment. Now we are expanding our efforts in collaboration with the MCM-hospital in Ethiopia. Our vision for 2023-2024 is to give more colleagues, like Theresia and Christina, the opportunity for a long-term exchange programme.
You can meet Theresia and Christina in the documentary “The Forgotten,” which has a premiere on Tuesday the 28th of November at Odds and Ends in Nordhavn. We will soon share details on how you can participate in the event! Stay tuned for updates!
During the last year, we have been working on a documentary film about burn injuries in Tanzania and Care4Burn’s history and work.
The documentary is now in its final phase, and we are looking forward to show it during the autumn at a major event.
The film has been titled “The forgotten” and is filmed and edited by photographer/short film producer George M Doumani.
More information will follow in the coming weeks 🌟
Gilbert Olomi is a nurse at KCMC’s Burn unit, where he has worked for the past 6 years. He is happy with his work and he finds taking care of the hospitalized burn patients very meaningful
One of the things that is particularly important to him is that the patients do not experience severe pain and discomfort when taking care of the wounds and when changing the bandages. That is why Gilbert has just started a training course in anaesthesiology, so that he can ensure relevant and effective pain relief for the individual patient when taking care of their burn injuries.
Together we can make a difference
Care4Burn has a close collaboration with Children’s Burn & Wound Care Foundation (CBWCF) in Ethiopia. In February, burn surgeon Einar Eriksen, who is the founder of CBWCF and works as a plastic surgeon at the burn unit in Addis Ababa, was once again at KCMC to treat and operate hospitalized burn injured children and young adults. The goal was also to share knowledge and exchange various experiences with the Burn Unit’s staff.
The committed nurses at the Burn Unit at KCMC, which is led by chief physician Dr. Theresia, also participated in the operations Dr. Einar performed.
Dr. Einar operated on, among other patients, a smaller boy hospitalized with burn injuries to his face and chest. He performed a skin graft on the boy’s face. Dr. Einar also operated a boy who, due to untreated burn injuries as a child, had developed severe contractions around both his feet. Old scar tissue was removed, and with skin grafting and a cast on the ankles, the surgical team once again secured the boy’s future mobility.
Based on ongoing fundraising, Care4Burn regularly sends new equipment to KCMC, including mesh machines, Humby knives and blades, in addition to a wide range of skin staplers. This equipment is instrumental in enabling the mentioned, and often quite complicated, operations to be carried out in the unit.
Together we can make a difference.
Congratulations to Andreea Vlad and Nuno Costa.
In the past month, Care4Burn have been fortunate to receive two Birthday donations for a total of DKK 13.380, which corresponds to approximately 16 operations.
Thank you, we greatly appreciate your support – Thank you to your friends and family who have all donated to give burn injured patients in Tanzania a second chance in life.
Together we can make a difference!
Every quarter we get an overview from Kilimanjaro Hospital (KCMC) presenting which children and what type of treatment Care4Burn has contributed support to in the previous months.
From May-December 2022, the financial support from Care4Burn has contributed to treatment and care of a total of 12 children; Four boys and eight girls – aged 4 months to 6 years. All these children have been injured due to an open fire (most often the family courtyard) or by falling near boiling water, oil or food. This applies for the majority of child burn injuries in Tanzania, and it is because the family’s cooking area is usually on the ground or is not shielded in separate rooms.
One of the children who has received support from Care4Burn most recently is Veronica. Veronica is 6 years old and came to KCMC two months after her accident. She was burned on 55% of her body, over her stomach, thighs and parts of her chest. Veronica has been hospitalized at KCMC since July 2022. Her wounds are treated daily, and surgeons have attempted to make the first minor transplants from the small portion of skin that is still intact and can be used for skin transplantation. It is a long and cumbersome process, and it is expensive and demanding to treat Veronica and get her back on her feet. Still, Veronica was happy and always smiling when we met her at our visit to KCMC in December ❤️