- Teach: Teams of health professionals from Canada volunteer their time to travel to Uganda twice a year to provide
educational training and workshops to Uganda surgical trainees, nurses, physiotherapists and surgical support staff.
- Clinical Care: During the visits, Canadian team members work with Ugandan colleagues to treat traumatic injuries
which arrive at the hospitals during the visits. This model of care gives both sides a greater understanding of the
complex resource and infrastructure challenges faced when providing surgical care in Uganda. This aspect of the
program has led to systematic changes to the clinical pathways and inspired collaboration with UBC Engineering to
develop more appropriate surgical technologies for resource-constrained environments.
- Research: Inconsistent data collection makes health systems planning very difficult. USTOP supports Ugandan
colleagues to collect and analyse patient and health systems data to provide decision-makers with the tools they
need to reduce the overwhelming burden of traumatic injuries in Uganda.
- Advocacy: Ideally, these injuries would not happen in the first place. USTOP supports Ugandan partners to
advocate all levels of government, civil society groups and media outlets to increase public awareness on how to
prevent traumatic injuries and to ensure proper resources are available for orthopaedic trauma treatment.