The special holistic approach to rehabiliting child burn victims has been implemented in Chile since 1979. To date, more than 120,000 children have received this treatment at the centers in Santiago, Antofagasta, and Puerto Montt, Chile.
In recent years, however, COANIQUEM has implemented an International Training Program in Latin American and Caribbean countries - to give children in this broader geographic area the benefit of better lives.
COANIQUEM's Training Program has been implemented in 20 countries. 315 medical professionals and technicians have been trained through distance-learning and a one-month internship at COANIQUEM in Santiago. These individuals have transferred the model of care to burn centers in their own countries, resulting in the treatment of an estimated 120,000 more children.
The participating countries have been Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dom. Republic, Uruguay, Venezuela, and other parts of Chile.
The other international outreach has been an International Prevention Program. In seven countries of the region, staff members of COANIQUEM have trained professionals of health centers and elementary schools to promote the prevention of childhood burns. Special non-language-specific and colorful materials have been developed that are aimed at young children's safety practices.
COANIQIUEM's leadership in both the treatment of children who have suffered severe burns and the prevention of those burns continues to benefit thousands of children each year!Attachments: