More than half of the total burdens of diseases in low and middle income countries are caused by health emergencies. Trauma is one of the leading causes of disability-adjusted life years in the world, affecting especially young bread earners of low-income families. Similarly, epidemics, wars and other disasters disproportionately impacts the poor and most vulnerable in the world.
The primary goal of the Centre of Excellence for Trauma and Emergencies (CoE-TE) is to improve health outcomes of individuals and populations affected by trauma and emergencies including motor vehicle crashes, complex humanitarian crises, disasters due to climate change and large-scale epidemics. The CoE-TE will work with AKDN partners (including the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat), global academic and response institutions, governments, private sector and funding agencies to strengthen day-to-day trauma and emergency systems as well as disaster preparedness and response in low and lower middle income countries, especially those where AKU and AKDN is active.
The Aga Khan University invites applications for the position of Senior Instructor, Research, Department of Emergency Medicine / Centre of Excellence for Trauma and Emergencies.