Spinal fracture care symposium goes global

The AO Alliance Foundation hosted a symposium at the AOSpine Global Spine Congress 2016 in Dubai, UAE, on 15 April 2016.

The lunch symposium entitled “Spinal fracture care in low-income countries: solutions, not pollution” was moderated by Professor Nyengo Mkandawire from Blantyre, Malawi, and attended by nearly 100 participants.

Morbidity and mortality rates from injuries are higher for people from poorer economic backgrounds than those with higher incomes. Healthcare professionals and organizations dealing with people with disabilities experience that individuals with spinal trauma in low-income countries face serious challenges in their daily lives.