The Burden of Emergencies

  In sub-Saharan Africa, 41% of all deaths and 39% of the morbidity burden can potentially be addressed by emergency care . Road traffic injuries may dramatically increase this burden in the coming years . In many emergencies, prompt and adequate care can increase the likelihood of survival and recovery. Pre-hospital care is a vital initial step; […]

Fire fighters and Health

Fire fighters face serious risks on the job such as heat exhaustion, burns, physical and mental stress, Additionally, they frequently come into contact with high levels of carbon monoxide and other toxic hazards. With these dangerous exposures, this line of work presents a likelihood for many diseases. Fire fighters who smoke or engage in other […]