Childhood burn injury and suffering of affected families

Burns are one of the most physically and psychologically devastating forms of injury in children. They are also one of the most common household injuries and thus an important cause of mortality and morbidity1. Globally, burns ranked among the 15 leading causes of death and burden of disease among children in 2002. The death from burn injuries in WHO’s South East Asian Regions accounts for more than half of the global burden of fire related burn2,3.


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