What we do

The Primary Trauma Care Foundation exists to promote and enable the training of medical professionals in the developing world in the management of severe injury. The desired outcome is that lives are saved and disabilities are avoided.

Although the initial training is often done by visiting instructors from other countries, we strongly encourage the local team to take it forward from there. A local PTC committee is formed in each country in order to prioritise and organise the subsequent courses.

All about training

PTC is all about training. Although it typically starts in the capital city, in the best hospitals and with respected and experienced doctors, our vision is that it spreads as far as possible into the more remote areas and becomes locally sustainable. This is why we train with minimum equipment and facilities, and encourage ingenuity in finding solutions to local problems. The participants are usually health professionals who deal with trauma management in difficult situations.

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You may also like to read more about how the PTC course works and is run, or find out more about the Primary Trauma Care Foundation and the people behind it.