Health AND climate awareness!

We want to reach people living far from regular health care, in the mountains of Altai ort he midland steppes. This, unfortunately, means travelling by plane and car, resulting in CO2 emissions. Lucky for us, Tricorona is supporting our cause! They will help us reduce our emissions wherever possible and compensate the rest by investing in global projects combating climate change. 

Read more about climate compensation at https://www.klimatkompensera.se

WHO launches Global Emergency and Trauma Care Initiative

We are on the right track!

Last Saturday, the world health organization, WHO, launched their Global Emergency and Trauma Care Initiative. The goal is to “ensure that millions of people around the world have access to the timely, life-saving care they deserve.” said WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom 

WHO will support low- and middle income countries to assess their emergency healthcare and improve the care given.

This is great news for the millions of people who lack timely emergency care. Rural Trauma Initiative is a great complement, teaching people what to do and how to act while waiting for advanced care. It will hopefully buy patients valuable, life-saving, time.

Read more about the Global Emergency and Trauma Care Initiative at https://www.who.int/emergencycare/global-initiative/en/

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

2015 the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals; 17 goals to implement before 2030 in order to make the world better. The 2030 Agenda aims to mobilize efforts in all countries, regardless of their wealth, for prosperity and protection of the planet. We are proud to promote 3 of the goals in our next expedition: goal 3, 4 and 5.

Goal 3: Good health and well-being

Good health is essential for a thriving society. By empowering people with first aid knowledge we hope that the consequences of trauma will be reduced, resulting in healthier societies

Goal 4: Quality Education

Quality education is deemed to be the foundation to create sustainable development. Even though our course is a single event, it has a defined purpose and may inspire to further education

Goal 5: Gender Equality

For us, gender equality is a given. This is unfortunately not the case everywhere in the world. Our courses are for men and women, boys and girls. We hope to educate at least 50% women and girls.

We work towards a sustainable development 2030 – today

The Expedition

The Expedition

Our goal is to improve the outcome after traumatic injuries in rural Mongolia through education and by providing crucial first aid material.

We will travel from Ulaanbaatar to the westernmost region of Altai mountain range, stopping at villages along the way, collecting data and giving courses. For a duration of a couple of weeks, our home will be with the nomads in Altai.

WHY MONGOLIA

Mongolia, the largest landlocked country in the world and is also the world’s least densely populated country. Of the 3 million inhabitants 25-40% still live in the countryside and as nomads.

Mongolia’s modern healthcare system was developed during the Soviet period in the 1920’s with focus on centralized healthcare, and the country’s only level 1 trauma center is in the capital Ulaanbaatar. Regional and provincial hospitals exist but no structured prehospital system.

The Beginning of RTI

The Beginning of RTI

Wilderness medicine as global health!
How to manage illness and injuries with limited resources far from assistance is the essence of wilderness medicine. Billions of people around the world deal with these kinds of issues every day, where emergency health care is hours or days away.

This is the reason I proudly introduce Rural Trauma Initiative, a non-profit organization aiming to empower rural societies without access to timely prehospital care. We use a modified first aid concept, adapted to rural environments. Easy to learn – and to teach!

Join the fight against trauma!