Yesterday, ReSurge was honored to present its commitment, ReThink Burns: Preventing Disabilities Before They Happen, at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2013 Annual Meeting in New York. This year, our commitment was selected as "an exemplary approach to addressing a global challenge" and was highlighted on stage at the session, "From Stigma to Success: Empowering the World's Billion People with Disabilities."
Click the video box below to watch the video of President and CEO Susan Hayes present our commitment.
"Even a minor burn untreated can cause a working hand to become an unusable fist or even restrict one's ability to walk," said Hayes. "Burn disabilities are not only treatable, they are preventable. Simple and affordable treatment soon after a person is burned makes the difference between a productive life and one of isolation, suffering and disability."
Through this commitment, ReSurge and our partner, International Medical Corps, will significantly reduce the number of people who are permanently disabled by burns, build the capacity of the local health system to prevent and treat burns, and increase the number of burn survivors in Nepal who can attend school, earn a living, and care for their families.