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“Injury is a leading cause of preventable death, notably in children and the young population under 44 years. One third of these deaths can be prevented.”
Dr Lin Aung, World Health Organisation Representative to Nepal.

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PTCF is the world’s premier trainer in trauma care for health workers in developing countries. Our work is endorsed by WHO, WFSA, COCECSA and the G4Alliance.


We teach front-line health workers how to deliver competent trauma care with only basic equipment and facilities. We offer this vital, life-saving training worldwide – for free. Each year over 300 PTC courses enable health workers to save lives and limbs that would otherwise be lost.

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The PTCF is a highly efficient body, operating without buildings and with only three part time staff. Its key people are all volunteer doctors who give their time free. Most courses are hosted by the local health institution which donates training rooms and, at key points in the process, helps to meet the travel costs for a team of visiting instructors.

In this way tens of thousands of people have already been trained in about 70 countries. And of course the really valuable result is that thousands of extremely vulnerable people have received expert care when they suffered severe trauma.

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