We need your help to ReThink Burns and spread the word about burns in the developing world.
It was not that long ago when home and tenement fires were tragically commonplace in the U.S. Now, only 5 percent of all burns worldwide happen in developed countries. The rest (95 percent) happen in developing countries where prevention is almost nonexistent and medical care for burns is extremely limited. The result is millions of needless deaths and disabilities, even for relatively minor burns.
But solutions exist. Burns can easily be prevented and treated through simple surgery that corrects disabling injuries and saves countless lives.
We created the ReThink Burns campaign to raise awareness about this silent emergency so together we can help countless women, men and children from suffering unnecessarily.
Learn: A Silent Emergency Affecting 11 Million Annually
Severe burns remain a hidden health crisis in developing countries, particularly for poor women and children, who are already the world's most disadvantaged and vulnerable population. Learn about the staggering scope of burns and the possible solutions. Learn More.
Join: ReThink Burns, the College Edition
This program is tailored for college students all over the world, but anyone can join us. Help save a life and challenge others to ReThink Burns, one photo at a time, through ReThink Your Social for one week in November. And if you are a college student, consider serving as our campus ambassador. Click here for more information.
Pledge: Take the Pledge
Take our ReThink Burns pledge and challenge others to ReThink Burns with us today.
Understand: Read Stories of Burn Survivors
The courage and tenacity of our burn patients inspire us daily. Read about some of the thousands of survivors we treat here.
Review: See Our Results So Far
The ReThink Burns campaign launched in February. See what we've done so far
, and think how - with your help - we can inspire thousands more!