Burns are a major public health problem in Bangladesh. More than 365,000 people are affected by burns every year due to electrical, thermal and other causes.
48% are children aged 1-4, thus it constitutes the third leading causes of illness among children in this age group. It is estimated that each year burns cause the deaths of over 5,600 persons; 4,000 burn victims become permanently disabled and nearly 27,000 need hospitalization.
Risk factors for burn;
Objectives of the Centre;
Emergency Management of Severe Burn (EMSB)
EMSB is an international course on burn management. It is a copyright course of Australia & New Zealand Burn Association (ANZBA). Along with Bangladesh the course is delivered in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and many other countries.
With the help of Australia & New Zealand Burn Association (ANZBA), CIPRB and other distinguished burn professionals are conducting the course in Bangladesh. Interplast Australia & New Zealand is giving financial support for conducting the course in Bangladesh.
Since 2008 we have trained more than 450 surgeons, plastic surgeons and the physicians, who are managing burns in Bangladesh and among them, 41 have been trained as instructors. Along with Bangladeshi physician and surgeon, we have trained 5 surgeons and plastic surgeons from Nepal.
EMSB is a skill based structured day long course. Every year we organize 5-6 courses in two sessions. Summer sessions are during May/June and winter sessions during November/December.