Photo of the Day: Bill Clinton visits our burn unit in Malawi

Yesterday former president Bill Clinton visited the burn unit at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. Burns are a serious global health problem, and fire-related deaths are among the 15 leading causes of death for children and young adults. More than 95 percent of fatal fire-related burns occur in low- and middle-income countries.

Opened in 2010, the dedicated burn unit at KCH was established through a partnership with UNC Project-Malawi, KCH, the UNC Jaycee Burn Center, and the UNC Department of Surgery.

Surgical residents Anna Tyson (UNC) and Melanie Sion (Jefferson Medical College) with UNC surgeon Dr. Anthony Charles and Bill Clinton in Malawi.

Surgical residents Anna Tyson (UNC) and Melanie Sion (Jefferson Medical College) with UNC surgeon Dr. Anthony Charles and Bill Clinton in Malawi.

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3 Responses to Photo of the Day: Bill Clinton visits our burn unit in Malawi

  1. Suzy B says:

    Wow, I didn’t realize that fire related deaths were so high, it has to be one of the most awful ways to die, so sad.

  2. I didn’t know that burn related injuries or death was that terrible. I think it is great that our former president took the time to go and see some of the sufferers.

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