Injuries involving children are commonly encountered in Ghana. However, owing to delay in seeking treatment and the initial use of herbal treatment, complications often result. These complications sometimes occur because the treatments at some health facilities are not tailored to the needs of children. The goal of this project component is to create a reference center for paediatric injuries to improve accessibility and minimize delays in seeking care for paediatric injuries, particularly fractures. It will also afford the opportunity to health care staff to receive training in the care of paediatric injuries.
As part of the project, patients who fall into the categories stated below will receive prompt treatment at designated health facilities.
- Children with acute fractures that require treatment with cast immobilization
- Children with acute fractures that need operative treatment eg. open fractures, physeal injuries, compartment syndrome, etc
- Children with complications that arise from late presentation or prior herbal treatment following an acute injury eg. post traumatic osteomyelitis, fracture malunions, infected open wounds etc.
For more information about the courses, please contact the project coordinator via email email@example.com or call Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons on 0243690073 extension 117.