Introduction: Trauma Healers (03:05)
Over 7.5 billion people inhabit 195 countries. World Bank numbers identify income brackets. Humanitarian efforts in low-resource countries focus on infectious disease prevention and treatment. Trauma from road traffic accidents garners less attention.
Medical Teams International (02:03)
The organization delivers medical care to those in crisis. Over 1.35 million fatalities and 20-50 million injuries due to traffic accidents occur every year. Community is an important aspect of many societies.
Access to Care (07:16)
Harvard Medical School's global surgery and social change program empowers medical professionals around the world. Approximately five billion people do not have access to safe, affordable surgical and anesthesia care, adversely impacting society. Experts discuss the global burden of injury.
Road Traffic Accident Trauma (06:02)
Experts in Haiti, Nepal, Kenya, and the Philippines identify the major causes of injuries in their respective countries; motorcycles are a top contributor. There is a dramatic disparity in healthcare access depending on location.
Road Traffic Injury Crisis: Uganda (04:58)
With a population of 34 million people, Uganda is one of the lowest low-resource countries in the world. The burden of trauma and musculoskeletal injuries is high; only 50 orthopedic surgeons treat patients. Juliet Atai discusses her injuries and treatment at Kumi Orthopaedic Center.
Healthcare Disparity (05:00)
Approximately six million people around the world die from trauma and injuries every year. Experts discuss attention to trauma, access to trauma care, and injury impacts; trauma is at the top of the "need pyramid."
SIGN Fracture Care International (11:18)
Dr. Lewis Zirkle Jr. and his team focus on fracture care throughout the world. Zirkle discusses establishing SIGN and designing fixation devices for use in developing countries. Most fractures are managed by non-orthopedic specialists. Dr. Jun Valera reflects on patient mental and emotional health.
SIGN in Tanzania and Kenya (06:37)
Martha Safael Leole, a SIGN implant recipient, wants to be a doctor. Dr. Guiseppe Gaido discusses working in Kenya, public perceptions, and orthopedic surgery.
Service to Humanity (05:41)
Dr. Robert Riviello is optimistic about the delivery of trauma healthcare and its impact. Health is the most important component of society. Experts reflect on the value of life.
Credits: Trauma Healers (02:50)
Credits: Trauma Healers
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