GHF2010 – LS02 – World Alliance for Wound and Lymphoedema Care (WAWLC)

Session Outline

Lunch session LS02, Wednesday, April 21 2010, 12:30-14:00, Room 3
Chair(s): Hubert Vuagnat, President, Swiss Association for Wound Care & Head of Division, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland, Kingsley Asiedu, Responsible for Buruli Ulcer and Yaws Programmes, Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Summary: Over the past three decades, the world has seen tremendous medical advances in modern wound care and lymphoedema management, due to new scientific knowledge, techniques, and materials. These advances have occurred mainly in developed countries, whereas little attention has been given to wound care and lymphoedema management in the majority of resource-poor nations. The necessity of basic wound care education has been emphasized by many national and international wound care societies, NGOs and the WHO, resulting in the foundation of the WAWLC. This session will review the WAWLC mission and current initiatives, supported by two practical examples of wound care implementation in Cameroon.
Wound Care in Low-Resource Settings 
Hubert Vuagnat, President, Swiss Association for Wound Care & Head of Division, Geneva University Hospitals Switzerland
Wound Care Implementation in a District Hospital of Cameroon: The Buruli Programme 
Eric Comte, Medical Referent for Malaria and Buruli ulcers, Médecins sans Frontières, Switzerland
Wound Care in Cameroun: A Teach-the-Teacher Experience 
Carolyn Wyndham-White and Dominique Bidet-Dazin, Senior Lecturers, University of Applied Sciences & HES Geneva, Nursing Department, Switzerland
Limits of Reconstructive Surgery in Resource-Poor Settings
Brigitte Pittet-Cuenod, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland

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