About us

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Trauma Care Foundation (TCF) is a Norway-based hub for and international networks of health workers. Since 1994 TCF has been on the ground in war zones and mine fields in the South, trying to help people survive wars they did not ask for and are unable to get a halt to. With Tromsø Mine Victim Resource Center (TMC) at the University Hospital of North-Norway TCF has developed new teaching aids and evidence-based models for trauma care in low-resource settings.

Since TMC was closed in 2015, TCF operates the assets created with TMC.

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Trauma Care Foundation

Org. no. 975 905 055

Head of Board, Hans Husum MD PhD
Fjelbma
9722 Skoganvarre
Norway

Email:
husumhans@gmail.com

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For decades, thousands of Western relief organizations have been operated in low-income countries. Despite their humanitarian slogans, the poor becomes poorer and the rich gets richer. This is not a tragedy by accident, rather it is the aim and intention of rich countries to control and exploit the poor countries. For this end they use their armies, they use trade regulations – and they use the “humanitarian” relief organizations. We should call this by the right name: Relief Imperialism.

 

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The aim of TMC is to help poor rural communities to resist oppression, and help them find ways for better living. TMC and partner staff should stay close to the villagers, listen to them, and learn from them.

 

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Do not import Western expensive standards. Training and treatment should be based on local standards and local technology.

 

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Work closely with local authorities and popular movements. Do not build parallel “white systems” that weaken your country’s independence.

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