To treat patients with large and complex burn injuries, one is dependent on the availability of modern health facilities with surgical equipment, and local staff with expertise and experience.

Doctors and nurses at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC) in Moshi, Tanzania are challenged when treating complex burn injuries. It is essential that their competence level within burn wound care and reconstructive surgery is raised to handle the treatment of complex burn injuries.

Care4Burn works to strengthen local competencies within modern burn care treatment and reconstructive surgery. By facilitating and financially supporting a competence-building education program, prepared by experienced plastic surgeon Einar Eriksen and his foundation, the Children’s Burn and Wound Care Foundation (CBWCF), we support health care professionals at KCMC in their work. The program aims to train local doctors and nurses in burn care treatment and burn wound surgery. Building and strengthening local competences helps to ensure sustainable treatment of burn injured patients.

Dr. Eriksen teaches local doctors at KCMC. The equipment they are using – a Mesh-machine and Humby knives – is donated by Care4Burn. March 2014.