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  • 1. Short term challenges of surgical response to humanitarian disasters Explosion Incident in Brazzaville Congo 2012 Dr. med. Philipp Fischer Klinik und Poliklinik für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie Universitätsklinikum Bonn Direktor: Prof. D. C. Wirtz
  • 2. Scenario 246 people were killed on 4th March 2013 when a military amunition depot exploded in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of Congo. Almost 2000 people were injured by the blasts which rocked the riverside capital of the oil-producing nation, flattening houses near the scene and sending a plume of smoke high above the city.
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  • 4. Scenario » 246 killed (official) » 1500 injured » 20.000 IDPs » Civil Unrest against the Government 7
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  • 17. Challenge 1 Running out of Material After a few days we run out of fixateur extern Telphone to humedica (its weekend i dont now.....) Telphone to Walter (GRF) Email Contact with Synthes (Steve Schwartz) 500 kg of material were send! Handed over to 2 Hospitals Trained Physicians / Disaster Med Institute /Training Courses in 2014 (First AO Course?!) 06.12.2013 Seite 20
  • 18. Challenge 2 Work outside the OR Official German Delegation First Operation then Ministry/GIZ/ UN etc Assessment in IDP Camp 06.12.2013 Seite 21
  • 19. Work together with UN Demining Group 06.12.2013 Seite 22
  • 20. Challenge 3 Experimental Operation Enviroment 06.12.2013 Seite 23
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  • 28. Conclusio -Be self sufficient as NGO in a Disaster Mission -Always have a tie with you....... -There is a need for a Damage Control Orthopaedics Course Before Teams are deployed and for surgeons in low income countrys -Registry -Prof. of Humanitarian Surgical Response -First AO Disaster Course in Brazzaville?! 06.12.2013 Seite 31