Board member since 2019
Registered Nurse, Trauma Unit & Emergency Room, Rigshospitalet
Throughout my studies and later as an expat nurse working for Doctors without Borders in different African countries, I’ve encountered many children and young adults, who have suffered from both large and smaller burn injuries. Now, while working in Denmark, I’m also treating patients, both children and adults, with large and severe burn injuries when they arrive at the ER immidiately after the accident. In my experience, there’s a big difference in the quality of care and treatment that we can offer in Denmark compared to the level that most often is available in African countries. With this insight, I know that there’s an urgent and important need for improving the conditions for burn wounds patients and through our work in Care4Burn, we’re improving knowledge and competencies of local nurses and doctors, so it will create a sustainable development with the feeling of responsibility and ownership for the care and treatment of burn wound patients, and through this, ensure that these patients will have a better chance of survival and a life without severe handicap after their burn injuries.