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

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The Burden of Injuries: A Global Epidemic
The Burden of Injuries: A Global Epidemic
The Burden of Injuries: A Global Epidemic
The Burden of Injuries: A Global Epidemic
The Burden of Injuries: A Global Epidemic
The Burden of Injuries: A Global Epidemic
The Burden of Injuries: A Global Epidemic
The Burden of Injuries: A Global Epidemic
The Burden of Injuries: A Global Epidemic
The Burden of Injuries: A Global Epidemic
The Burden of Injuries: A Global Epidemic
The Burden of Injuries: A Global Epidemic

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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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The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Attends the 12th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion 

On September 18-21, 2016, 11 JH-IIRU faculty and staff members traveled to Tampere, Finland to attend the 12th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (Safety 2016). The conference brought together more than 1,000 researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and advocates in the field of injury prevention and safety from more than 100 countries.

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Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Attends National Stakeholder Meeting on Child Injuries in Ethiopia

On September 6-7, 2016, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) faculty members including Director Dr. Adnan Hyder, Assistant Scientists, Drs. Qingfeng Li and Olakunle Alonge and Research Associate, Dr. Nino Paichadze traveled to Ethiopia to participate in a national stakeholder meeting on child injuries. 

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Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Participates in Workshop as Part of the Alliance Academy

On August 31-September 1, 2016, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) Assistant Scientist, Dr. Katharine Allen traveled to FedEx headquarters in Memphis, TN to participate in a workshop as part of the Alliance Academy.

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JH-IIRU Attends Bloomberg Philanthropies Project Meeting in Thailand

On July 27-29, 2016, members of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) team, including Director Dr. Adnan Hyder, Associate Director Dr. Abdul Bachani, and Assistant Scientists, Drs. Katharine Allen, Qingfeng Le, Shivam Gupta and Connie Hoe traveled to Bangkok, Thailand to participate in a two-day global road safety experts meeting hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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New Global Road Safety Leadership Course

The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) and the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, are delighted to jointly offer the new “Global Road Safety Leadership Course” (GRSLC).

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The 1st International Conference on Transport and Health

The 1st International Conference on Transport and Health will be held July 6-8, 2015 in London, England. Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit faculty member, Kavi Bhalla will be participating. More informaiton can be found here.


The International Symposium on Road Safety in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

October 16, 2014 International Symposium on Road Safety in Low- and Middle-Income Countires, hosted by JH-IIRU.  Registration is now closed. A live stream will begin at 9:00 EST the day of the event.

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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.

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JH-IIRU Director Adnan Hyder

 

 


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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Traffic Injury Prevention Special Issue Launch

JH-IIRU recently launched Public Health Burden of Road Traffic Injuries: An Assessment from Ten Low- and Middle-Income Countries, a special issue of Traffic Injury Prevention. A noontime seminar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore marked the occasion, with panelists from WHO and the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), two of the Road Safety in 10 Countries project consortium partners.


WHO Collaborating Center

JH-IIRU has been designated a “collaborating center” by the World Health Organization. The WHO Collaborating Center for Injuries, Violence and Accident Prevention is only the third collaborating center in the United States to focus on injury prevention, and joins a network of more than 800 WHO Collaborating Centers in more than 80 countries.

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