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.
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.
On October 11-14, 2016, Johns Hopkins International Injury Unit (JH-IIRU) assistant scientist, Dr. Connie Hoe, traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to attend the 5th annual workshop on road safety legislation.
On October 3-7, 2016, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) assistant scientist, Dr. Katharine Allen, traveled to Bogotá, Colombia to attend Road Safety Week 2016. The annual one-week event was organized by the Secretariat of Mobility in Bogotá.
On October 3-7, 2016, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) welcomed three collaborators from the Johns Hopkins University - Institute of Public Health Mobile Health for Child Injury Prevention in Malaysia (JHU-IKU M-CHILD) and Health, Economic and Long-term Social Impact of Injuries (HEALS) Study.
On September 28-30, 2016, JH-IIRU director, Dr. Adnan Hyder, traveled to Kigali, Rwanda to attend the second Lancet NCDI Poverty meeting. The meeting was attended by 14 global Commissioners either in-person or by teleconference and featured representation from 11 countries including Haiti, Nepal, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and more.
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.
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.
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.
More information can be found here.
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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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.
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.