WHAT IS THIS PROJECT?
Countries sized according to the 'Burden of Disease'
World map with sizes of countries proportional to the magnitude of the problem. India has a huge problem due to burn related injuries.
Due to lack of preventive measures and adequate acute care facilities being very limited, many victims of burns end up with severe deformities. It can cosmetically disfigure an individual and functionally incapacitating.
But it need not be so. Adequate acute care can prevent many deformities from occurring, and for people who have been deformed solutions exist. Current Reconstructive Surgery techniques offer them hope. Deformed hands can be made to work, misshapen feet can be made fit to walk and faces can be made presentable.
The challenge is to make it available to the masses who need it.