On 7th December 2015 the globally-celebrated “Young Burn Survivors Day” will be held.
The initiator of this event is Paulinchen e.V. Initiative for young burn survivors, founded in 1993 to advise families with children who have suffered burn and scald accidents, to help with problems in the rehabilitation period, and to point out the causes of accidents by way of prevention. The association operates nationwide and is officially recognised as a charitable organisation.
The charity participates in a variety of activities:
- Provides consultation and provides contacts to specialist doctors during hospitalisation;
- Provides assistance for rehabilitation and future care;
- Represents and campaigns on behalf of burn-injured children; and
- Raises awareness of how to prevent burn and scald accidents.
Several countries, like Germany, Switzerland, Ukraine and hopefully Sweden, China and Austria, take part of this event to increase awareness to safety hazards and to inform the public about the high frequency of burn and scald injuries which happen all around the world every year.