Maitland et al’s analysis of 983 civilian casualties generates the first template of immediate surgical response for civilian blast injuries

Published in the Lancet, this first-of-its-kind study is an indispensable response to the increasing prevalence of blast injuries in peacetime.

“It’s actually civilians that are targeted”- Dr Matthew Spreadbury on Delivering Emergency Trauma Response in Myanmar

Dr Matthew Spreadbury is a surgery resident currently living and working in Norway. Here, he shares with us his experiences working as a surgeon in Myanmar, performing emergency and trauma response interventions for civilians injured by explosive weapons in Karenni State. He shares a story of pain and catastrophic human impact, but also of hope.