PFPP recognizes that burns pose a health threat – particularly to women and children. In fact, the World Health Organization reports that 2 billion people worldwide still use open fires for cooking, light, and warmth, and more children die from burn injuries caused by fires than of tuberculosis or malaria each year.
The issue is compounded, with devastating results, by a lack of trained healthcare professionals and properly equipped treatment facilities. Because burn injuries require specialized treatment, PFPP collaborates with partners to establish burn clinic at the Philippines General Hospital to advance the skill set of burn care professionals so that they can provide sustainable care to burn survivors. By training burn care health teams, education and resources they need to heal more people is ensured, scars become marks of survival and victory among patients served.