Emergency and trauma care

WHO Global Alliance for Care of the Injured (GACI)

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GACI is a network of governmental and intergovernmental organizations as well as nongovernmental organizations, including professional societies, working internationally, who collaborate to improve care for the injured across the spectrum of prehospital and hospital care and rehabilitation of the injured.

The aim is to save millions of lives and minimize the devastating consequences of injuries by strengthening trauma care systems.


- Lifesaving care at the scene
- Timely treatment of injuries
- Restoration of function and independence

GACI’s vision is to provide guidance and support to governments to significantly improve care of the injured in a sustainable and affordable manner through systematic provision of essential trauma services. These services should be available to every injured person in any location without regard to their personal characteristics or ability to pay.

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Department for Management of NCDs, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention
World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27
Email: emergencycare@who.int