AOAF launches YouTube channel

We share educational videos and showcase our work in Africa and Asia

The AO Alliance Foundation (AOAF) has just launched our own YouTube channel dedicated to fracture and trauma care. The channel aims to be the go-to resource for professionals in the field of musculoskeletal injury.

A selection of high-quality educational videos that offer step-by-step guidance on how to treat a range of injuries are already available on the site. The videos are clear and easy to follow and should be a valuable resource for anyone working in trauma care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

The channel is also a platform on which the AOAF will be sharing more about our work in Africa and Asia. We are focusing our efforts on six LMICs at present: Malawi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Senegal, Myanmar and Nepal. We have launched our first country initiative in Malawi, and work is beginning in Ethiopia and Myanmar. We will be covering our progress in these countries via the channel in the coming months.

Through our YouTube channel, we hope to raise awareness of AOAF, and one of our latest uploads is a motion graphic video that explains the philosophy our organization. It shows how 10 percent of deaths around the world are caused by trauma injuries and explains that AOAF is working to reduce this shocking figure by promoting awareness, education, capacity building, sustainability and advocacy.

We invite all viewers to like our videos, share our content, and subscribe to our channel. We also welcome interaction with our viewers and would like to hear if there is any content in particular that our audience would be interested in seeing.

The videos now available on the channel can be found in our online resources library. The training videos cover such topics as how to apply an extension block splint, a foot cast, and skeletal traction in the femur. The videos are clearly narrated and give comprehensive guidance on each procedure from start to finish. Videos begin by explaining what each technique is suitable for, followed by a list of materials required. They then move on to how the patient should be positioned, and finally on to the procedure itself. The training provided in the videos is appropriate for fracture and trauma treatment anywhere in the world.

AOAF will continue to produce similar educational videos on other trauma-care techniques and share them on the channel.

We hope everyone interested in musculoskeletal injury or trauma care will benefit from our new YouTube channel.