TraumaLink reduces traffic injury deaths and disability by training, equipping, and dispatching local volunteer first responders to rapidly provide free care at the crash scene.

Project start date : 23/11/2014

Beneficiary country : Bangladesh

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Emergency services

Fields of application

  • Health professional training
  • Patient monitoring and medical data
  • Other(s) (specify)

Stage of development

  • Routine project/operational

Financing method

  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)
  • NGO
  • Government agency (USAID, etc.)
  • Intergovernmental or international agency

Area where the project is utilised

  • Provincial/regional (in one region of a single country)

Economic model(s)

  • Advertising
  • Donations
  • Other (please specify)

Target audience

  • Entire population

Project objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Reduced suffering
  • Improved treatment
  • Other (please explain)

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone
  • Smartphone
  • Computer

Technologies used

  • Mobile telecommunications (without data connection)
  • Internet
  • Geolocation
  • Other (please specify)

About the sponsor

mPower Social Enterprises Limited

mPower Social Enterprise Limited, established in 2008 by Harvard and MIT graduates, operates from Dhaka, Bangladesh, aiming to provide universal access to quality services. Despite being a for-profit organization, mPower functions as a social enterprise, reinvesting profits to develop ICT solutions for social goods. Specializing in open-source technologies like DHIS2, OpenMRS, and others, mPower has deployed over 300 sustainable ICT solutions in 17 developing countries. The organization collaborates with governments, UN agencies, and NGOs, addressing development challenges through ICT. Its two-folded business model includes revenue from ICT solutions for development actors and direct ICT-based services in health and agriculture. The CEO is involved in the MOH’s Digital Health Strategy sub-committee, and mPower has extensive experience in health information systems, collaborating with WHO, John Hopkins University, UNICEF, and the Ministry of Health in Bangladesh. Notable projects include mCare, JiVitA, and mTika funded by UBS Optimus Foundation and UNICEF.

mPower began developing TraumaLink in 2013 to reduce the burden of traffic injuries in Bangladesh by mobilizing volunteers from communities alongside the major highways to provide free prehospital care for traffic injury victims. The TraumaLink service model utilizes an emergency hotline number and 24/7 call center with local first responders trained in basic trauma first aid, provided with essential medical supplies, and dispatched to crash scenes by SMS messaging. Through TraumaLink’s services, mPower has provided emergency first aid training to over 1,200 people including volunteers, university students, and members of youth organizations. We are also building strong partnerships with a large and growing number of government, academic, and non-governmental institutions, and recently entered into a formal partnership with the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization to expand post-crash care more broadly in Bangladesh.

Sector : Industrial (Startups, enterprises, etc.)

Country of origin : Bangladesh

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, auto-evaluated or evaluated by a related organization


  • mPower Social Enterprises

    Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

  • Centre for Injury Prevention and Research in Bangladesh

    Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

  • Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed

    Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

  • Ministry of Health


  • World Health Organization

    Healthcare (professionals and structures)