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British expertize at the disposal of the Lebanese University through Roads for Life

13 October 2015

UK-Med scope visit to Beirut in March 2015 confirmed that trauma care, mass casualty management, and pre-hospital care remain neglected.

As we all know, Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) deals only with the treatment of a patient upon arrival to the hospital. However, it is principally important to prepare the medical personnel to provide the pre-hospital medical treatment and to deal with mass casualty (triage), in cases of mass influx of displaced persons, affected by a conflict or a natural disaster, which is crucial in the life-saving situations. In order to attract the medical community of Lebanon in the provision of trauma care, something new and innovative should be done.

Roads for Life decided to promote and sponsor the Diploma Course in the Medical Care of Catastrophes (DMCC) which is accredited by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London.

The initiative that Roads for Life has undertaken in partnership with the Lebanese University strives first and foremost to raise awareness at all levels starting with students moving to medical practitioners. Consequently helping our National University gain position on the Global scene making it a competitive university in Lebanon and the region that everyone is proud to join.

UK-Med supports education and training for health workers in developing countries and continues to facilitate the provision of UK health care workers who volunteer their services to countries during conflict and catastrophe.