Interventions to strengthen the health system as a whole, and individual patient care, must be underpinned by a strong evidence base. Through teaching and developing the research capacity of medical students, clinicians and higher education institutions, we support our partners to build the evidence base for effective solutions to the challenges of treating trauma patients in low-resource settings.
The following research projects are ongoing:
- Anaesthesia considerations for trauma patients in LMICs: DRC case report
- The treating of an open lower limb fracture in sub-Saharan Africa
- Impact of primary care trauma training in Kongo Central Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo
- Capacity assessment for essential surgical and anaesthesia services in a provincial hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: the WHO Situational Analysis Tool to Assess emergency and essential Surgical care in practice
- Report on the introduction of a trauma registry at Kinkanda Provincial Reference Hospital: Challenges and opportunities
- Epidemiology of trauma at Kongo Central: Results of a trauma registry