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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 Leadership Attends United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, Supports New Road Safety Resolution

On April 12-13, 2018, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) leadership, including Director Adnan A. Hyder and Deputy Director Abdul M. Bachani, attended the 25th meeting of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York City, New York.

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Safety Measures Could Save 250,000 Lives a Year in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, JH-IIRU Research Finds

Research by the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit found that interventions, such as speeding enforcement and formal swimming lessons for young children could potentially save more than 250,000 lives a year if implemented across populations living in extreme poverty in low- and middle-income countries.

To learn more about the research please click here.


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Director Attends Global Road Safety Meeting at Bloomberg in New York

On Wednesday, April 2018, members of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit, including Director Adnan A. Hyder, traveled to New York to participate in a meeting for the 4th Global Status Report on Road Safety Advisory Committee.

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Unit Post-Doctoral Fellow Reflects on Trip to Bangladesh

On April 11, 2018, Priyanka Agrawal, MScD, MPH, a post-doctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU), published her reflection of a recent trip to the Matlab district in Bangladesh to investigate drowning-related deaths among children. Part of a team from JH-IIRU that was building real-time prevention and surveillance mechanisms to prevent deaths, Agrawal was struck by the mind-boggling drowning figures, averaging almost 10 times higher than the United States.

To read her piece, published through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Global Health NOW, please click here.


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Celebrates World Health Day at PAHO Headquarters

On April 4, 2018, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) assistant scientist Nino Paichadze joined colleagues in celebrating World Health Day 2018 at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) headquarters in Washington, D.C.

To learn more about the event and World Health Day 2018, please click here.

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Join us for "Burn Injuries: A Neglected Public Health Issue"

On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, we'll continue our 10th anniversary celebration schedule of events with "Burn Injuries: A Neglected Public Health Issue" at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in room W2008.

The event will feature multidisciplinary, international speakers to discuss a critical injury topic, burn injuries. A facilitated discussion and light reception will follow.


Replay our 10th Anniversary Celebration Kickoff Event, "Alcohol: Leading Risk Factor for Public Health"

On Thursday, February 15, 2018, we kicked off our 10th anniversary celebration with a special conversation on alcohol, a leading risk factor for public health.

Leadership from the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit and Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth spoke alongside an expert from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, which recently released its report, "Getting to Zero Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities: A Comprehensive Approach to a Persistent Problem."

To watch the event, click here.


Watch Video from International Symposium on Road Safety and Sustainable Development Goals

On Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) hosted the International Symposium on Road Safety and Sustainable Development Goals. The event featured an overview of the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety Project, as well as a panel featuring road safety experts from across the globe.

To watch the full event, please click 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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Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Beginning in February, 2018, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) is celebrating one decade of innovation and research in global injury prevention and control.

Throughout the year, JH-IIRU will be hosting a number of special events. Click here to learn more.


Safety 2018 World Conference 

The 13th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from November 5-7, 2018.


Make a gift to the International Injury Research Unit

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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