Globally, over 5 million people die each year following injury. More than one death in every ten occurs in India, where tragedy on the roads, and in workplaces, is increasing. Many survivors are disabled by their injuries, and like Australia, more productive years of life are lost following injury than any other cause.
Both Australia and India face very real challenges ensuring all injured people can obtain life-saving early care, timely treatment of injuries, and restoration of function and independence.
Commencing in 2013, the Australian and Indian Governments are investing over $2.6 million through their Australia-India Strategic Research Fund Grand Challenge Scheme, to find the best ways of delivering needed care to injured people. The Australia-India Trauma Systems Collaboration (AITSC) brings together governments, industry, clinicians and researchers to improve information and resources, and to pilot new systems of care.
These projects will lay the foundations for trauma systems in India, and improved trauma care in much of Australia. They will also provide needed evidence about low-cost trauma system interventions that could be implemented in most countries without the need for major health system redesign.
Led by the National Trauma Research Institute and the JPN Apex Trauma Centre at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, the program brings together some of the world’s leaders in trauma care.
The Australia India Trauma Systems Collaboration is funded through the Australia India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) Grand Challenge Scheme. The AISRF is a joint initiative between the Indian Government (through the Department of Science and Technology) and the Australian Government (through the Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science) to support the development of strategic alliances between Australian and Indian researchers and to fund leading edge scientific projects between our countries. The Grand Challenge Fund is particularly devoted to larger programs such as ours that tackle grand challenges shared by both countries.
Reducing the Burden of Injury
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