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A World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Injuries, Violence and Accident Prevention

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The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit was established within the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of International Health as a way to respond to the growing burden of injuries worldwide. Through research, collaboration and training, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit strives to identify effective solutions to the growing burden of injuries in low- and middle-income populations, influence public policy and practice, and advance the field of injury prevention throughout the world.

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Injuries cause more than five million deaths every year, resulting in high economic and social costs for communities around the globe. These costs are greater in low- and middle-income countries, where many public health systems have yet to prioritize injuries as a major health concern, despite the cost-effective methods available to prevent them.

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Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Participates in the Lancet NCDI Poverty Meeting

On March 9-10, 2017, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) director, Dr. Adnan Hyder, traveled to Dubai to attend the third Lancet NCDI Poverty meeting. 

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Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Participates in the 24th Meeting of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration

On March 17-18, 2017, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) assistant scientist, Dr. Qingfeng Li, participated in the 24th Meeting of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC). 

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Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Photo Contest for the Fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week 

You can get involved in UN Global Road Safety Week by helping the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) draw attention to speed. To bring awareness to this key risk factor, JH-IIRU will launch a photo contest between April 12-May 3, 2017. For this contest, we want you to send us photos that capture speeding and speed enforcement initiatives. 

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Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Faculty Member Receives Education Innovation Award

Congratulations to Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit assistant scientist, Dr. Qingfeng Li, who was recently awarded an Education Innovation Award from the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

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Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Receives NIH Grant on Injury Training in Vietnam 

Recently, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) was awarded a five-year grant on injury training in Vietnam from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

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Save the date: May 8 - Managing Speed in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

In honor of the fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit presents "Managing Speed in Low- and Middle-Income Countries." The seminar will highlight the issue of speed using some of the data collected from previous and current projects, and talk about strategies to address the issue. The seminar will take place from 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm (EST) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

More information can be found here.


Enroll Now! Free Online Course on Road Safety Legislation

The World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) is pleased to offer a free, online course developed to support capacity building in the field of road safety legislation. 

More information can be found here.


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Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Adnan Hyder

Professor Adnan Hyder gives a brief overview of the International Injury Research Unit in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


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Safety 2018 World Conference 

Save the date! The 13th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from November 5-7, 2018. Stay tuned for more information. 


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Your gift will help the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit to respond to the growing burden of injuries around the world. Through research, collaboration and training, the International Injury Research Unit strives to identify effective solutions to the injuries in low- and middle-income populations, influence public policy and practice, and advance the field of injury prevention throughout the world.

To support the International Injury Research Unit, please visit our secure Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Make a Gift Website. On the online donation form, you can indicate that you want your contribution to go toward the support of the International Injury Research Unit (in the field labeled "Please designate my gift to support").


Pulitzer Center's Roads Kill Interactive Map

The Pulitzer Center’s new initiative to increase visibility of road traffic injuries includes the interactive “roads kill” map.  Learn more about the project and check out the map.  

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The Silent Epidemic: BBC World Service Documentary on Child Drowning in South Asia

BBC reporter Mark Whitaker reports on the biggest killer of children in Southeast Asia: Drowning. 

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