Africa`s digital resource for wound care education
World Diabetes day 2023
Since 1991, the world has observed the International Diabetes Day on the 14th of November each year. This day was established in response to the escalating number of individuals affected by diabetes annually, and since 2006, it has also been recognized as an official United Nations day.
The date of November 14 was chosen due to its significance as the birthday of Frederick Banting, the Canadian physician who, along with Charles Best, is credited with the discovery of insulin in 1922.
Treating diabetic foot ulcers is teamwork. Read this recent article from podiatry.com by clicking on the image above
The first Wound Care Training Center in Africa has been established! The Tunisian Wound Care Association ( ATPC -Association Tunisienne des Plaies et Cicatrisations) in collaboration with the company Lohman & Rauscher International opened the centre i february 2023 in Tunis. This is inspiring for the entire continent and we hope other countries in Africa will do the same. Click on the image above to read more about this. image copyrights: left Lohmann & Rauscher International.
NB! You are currently testing the beta version of the website. There are still a lot (a lot!) of spelling mistakes, and not all links are functional yet. Many chapters are still in the making. We hope to be able to present to you the fully functional version by the end of 2022.
Disclaimer: This web site is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice or professional services.
While WoundsAfrica can be viewed on any device we recommend you to use a pc if that is available to you. It is far easier to navigate and read the text on a bigger screen. On some of the pages we still have to work with the format to adapt the content to mobile devices.
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First, we recommend you click on the menu to get an oversight of what Wounds Africa is about. Most chapters have several sub-chapters. Some chapters are very lengthy, and we hope you will find the time to scroll through them. At the end of the menu, you will find useful links to other websites and a list of congresses and courses that will take place in 2022.
We encourage you to contact us if you find mistakes have constructive criticism or ideas for improvements.
What are we busy working on at the moment? As you are reading this, we are busy developing the following chapters:
Several chapters on tropical ulcerations like Treponema pallidum ulcers
Dealing with Hypergranulation
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
Using collagen products to promote healing
A list of (almost) all wound care products available today
How to rear medical maggots on your own
WoundsAfrica supports Mission Aviation Fellowship. They not only supply medical support to some of the remotest regions in the world, they also take wound care seriously! We encourage all our readers to support them too. In the video below we can hear about 12 year old Masha wo suffered from a chronic leg wound ( you may have to click on the volume button in the video to activate sound) and was flown to Vanga Hospital in the Republic of the Congo (copyright video MAF)
We support Unicef