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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, Partners to Lead Regional Global Road Safety Leadership Course in Buenos Aires

Beginning on Sunday, March 10, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit faculty and staff – along with colleagues at the Global Road Safety Partnership – will kick off the 2019 Regional Global Road Safety Leadership Course. More than 60 participants from 21 different countries will take part in the offering in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
 
With support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Global Road Safety Leadership Course aims at building leadership capacity to design, advocate for, and implement effective road safety programs and policies. Now in its fourth year, the course includes modules on road safety management, safer roads and mobility, safer vehicles, safer road users, post-crash response, and advocating for road safety passage and implementation.
 
To learn more about rGRSLC 2019, please click here.

Leadership, Adviser Lead Session on Emergency Medical Services

Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Associate Director Dr. Amber Mehmood and Senior Technical Adviser Dr. Junaid Razzak led an Explore-Connect-Create session, “Emergency Medical Services: an integral part of health systems strengthening,” on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The session – which is part of a larger series designed to create opportunities for the Health Systems Program faculty, staff and doctoral students to interact with other related disciplines– addressed the cross-cutting role of emergency medical services in improving health outcomes of acute illnesses.

For more information, click here.


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Director Participates in Committee Meeting for Upcoming Road Safety Conference

On February 7, 2019, Dr. Abdul Bachani, director of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit, joined fellow public health leaders and decision makers from around the world for the first meeting of the high-level consultative committee for the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety.

To learn more about the meeting and conference, please click here.

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Replay December 3 Webinar on the Safety of Secondhand Cars

On Monday, December 3, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. EST, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit hosted a special webinar, "How Can the Safety of Secondhand Cars in Low-Resource Settings Be Improved?"

The webinar will feature presentations from JH-IIRU leadership and Global NCAP's Jessica Truong.

Click here to watch the live stream beginning at 8:30 a.m. EST.


Trauma and Emergency Care Panel Held at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

On Monday, May 1, 2018, we hosted the next event in our 10th Anniversary schedule, "Trauma and Emergency Care across the Lifespan." The seminar featured a multidisciplinary panel of trauma experts. A light reception was provided for all guests in attendance. 

A live webcast was offered to virtual participants and the recording is available to replay here.


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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On Monday, January 14, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit hosted a special webcast event live from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The JH-IIRU team, along with international leaders from Bloomberg Philanthropies, WHO, PAHO, and the city of Fortaleza, Brazil discussed key road safety and sustainable development goal issues in this 90-minute panel discussion and Q&A.


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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.


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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