The incidence of burns is particularly high in LICs and often affects the poorest communities in the world (Hashmi & Kamal, 2013; Olawoye et al., 2014). While the focus is on the immediate care of burns, for the millions who are left disabled and disfigured this leaves long-term psychological, social and economic effects for both the survivor and their families (Van der Merwe & Steenkamp, 2012; Hashmi & Kamal, 2013; Grudziak et al., 2017).