Mediterranean Council for Burns and Fire Disaster (MBC)

Conseil méditerranéen des brûlures et désastres du feu

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1983, Palermo (Italy), by Giovanni Dogo, as Mediterranean Burns Club -- Club méditerranéen des brûlures. Name changed to Mediterranean Club for Burns and Fire Disaster - Club méditerranéen des brûlures et désastres du feu.


Involve the intellectual forces of Mediterranean countries in an open exchange of opinion so as to analyse common themes, analogies and contrasts in the field of prevention, treatment and functional recovery of burns and in the field of fire disasters.

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Fields of activity:

 • Education - prevention of burns and fire disasters;

 • Training of specialists and collaboration with authorities responsible for improving burns therapy and for humanitarian response in fire disasters;

 • Collaboration with industry on preventing and reducing industrial disasters, explosions, toxic and atomic accidents and environmental deterioration, with a view to protecting health and preventing industrial disasters;

 • Collaboration with WHO Regional Office for Europe in developing humanitarian missions and managing fire disasters;

 • Organizing and developing research in basic surgery and appropriate technologies in developing and under-industrialized countries;

 • Functioning as a teaching faculty and specialized group for WHO institutions in the region;

 • Preparation of teaching aids - using IT, multimedia instruments and telematics for distance teaching and management, in cooperation with the European Union and the Council of Europe.

Organizes: conferences; seminars; training courses; refresher courses; major fellowship programme (with 10 annual bursaries). Since June 1997, functions as a WHO Collaborating Centre. 'Prevention' - educational materials for schools, hospitals, hotels and public places. 'Emergency' - medical files for use by general practitioners so as to improve initial therapy and ensure recording of standardized data; common clinical-therapeutic file for use in burns centres in different countries; lists of medical and paramedical volunteers willing to assist in serious fire disasters in the region; rescue plans in event of fire disaster (with national civil defence organizations). European Network for the Establishment of Illustrative and Textual Documentation on the Theme of Burns and Fire Disaster in the Mediterranean Area - commenced Sep 1991 involves 5 centres in EU countries.


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United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 38 countries
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Subjects *

  • Medicine
    • Skin
  • Societal Problems
    • Prevention
    • Emergencies
    • Fire

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 13: Climate Action



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