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    last updated: 04/06/2017
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Our Mission, Our Vision

The provision of total care to injured victims in developing nations through the creation of flexible trauma systems tailored to available resources and various injury mechanisms.


  • The development of highly coordinated, collaborative, and multidisciplinary efforts between Virginia Commonwealth University Division of Acute Care Surgical Services and the various health ministries and medical institutions across the world.

  • The creation of a unique trauma system with two components: patient pathway component based on the local resources and the injuries pertinent to the region in question, and data pathway component based on the existing infrastructure and legislation pertinent to the country in question.

  • The provision of educational and training resources to further promote collaborative efforts at the international level in the development of local, regional, and nationwide emergency medical systems.

  • The promotion of partnerships between various stakeholders within the country in question to enhance the implementation of a comprehensive trauma system from injury prevention to critical care management.


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