EquiTrauma: Providing access to equitable trauma care in lower and middle income countries
The aim of EquiTrauma is to identify barriers in access to quality care for people who have been injured in lower and middle income countries. In this project we aim to delineate barriers that are causing delays in access to trauma care in Rwanda, Ghana and South Africa in order to develop future interventions to ensure equitable access to trauma care for all.
We are using qualitative methods to explore barriers in access to trauma care in rural and urban communities. Additionally, we facilitate workshops gathering service users, service providers, researchers and policy makers to develop context specific interventions to improve access to quality care for all. This project draws on the growing partnerships between University of Rwanda, University of Global Health Equity (Rwanda), Stellenbosch University (South Africa), University for Development Studies (Ghana) and University of Birmingham.
This project is funded by the NIHR Global Health Policy and Systems Research (130036) and the Institute for Global Health Innovation at the University of Birmingham.