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Project information

Trauma care in the developing world

We now have local volunteers in more than 70 countries. This project will pay for them to be trained, guided and assessed. It leads to trauma care that results in lives saved and disabilities reduced for men women and children in some of the world's poorest places.

November 2014 - December 2020

Charity information: Primary Trauma Care Foundation

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  • Need


    We have volunteers in more than 70 countries but most of them have no help, encouragement or further training in primary trauma care for the world's poor communities.


    By arranging visits by relevant experts, local support groups, internet-based development and better communications with our many volunteers worldwide.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Strengthen and encourage our worldwide volunteers. (Most are local doctors, nurses or paramedics.)


    » Visit the volunteers country by country to give personal attention and enable them to make regional and local connections with similar colleagues.
    » Expand the use of our website to enable recognition of volunteer Instructors and networking of regional volunteers.

    What success will look like

    Much higher levels of engagement locally and regionally. Local organising committees in every country. Website-based recognition established.

  • Impact


    We expect to see (1) greater saturation of Primary Trauma Care training in each country; (2) recognition by universities, medical schools and ministries of health; (3) local PTC committees active in every country.

    The next level of outcome measurement will be by data collection for trauma cases and treatment in the developing world.


    Loss of momentum - the current enthusiasm may be lost of we don't act now.

    Some safety and travel risks in the difficult areas.


    Updates by email newsletters, which are sent to every individual donor.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £112,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £40,000 travel flights, accommodation, local taxis etc
      £30,000 meetings International council and board events
      £10,000 communications Website changes and other comms
      £20,000 training Local health team development
      £12,000 admin Planning, correspondence, accounting
  • Background


    About 70 countries of the developing world, i.e. Africa, Asia, South America and parts of the Middle East.


    Initial beneficiaries will be local health professionals.
    The main outcome will be improved care for trauma patients in some of the poorest areas of the developing world.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have demonstrated outstanding success in conducting Primary Trauma Care courses in more than 70 countries. We specialise in this training, are highly respected and trusted, and we already have the necessary expertise, connections and relationships.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Charles Clayton

    Chief Executive. We have only two admin staff but hundreds of volunteers around the world. The CEO role is therefore one of international leadership.

    Several Key People In Each Region

    In every continent we have volunteer doctors who give their time to organise PTC courses. These key people will all be engaged in the project.


trains one doctor in the developing world