The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit will be releasing several papers over the next few years focusing on results from an innovative trauma registry project in Cameroon, a study led by colleague Dr. Catherine Juillard and also Dr. Kent A. Stevens, the Unit’s associate director of trauma and clinical services.
The first paper in the series, entitled “Patterns of Injury and Violence in Yaounde Cameroon: An Analysis of Hospital Data,” uncovers valuable data on injury patterns from the emergency ward of the busiest trauma center in Yaounde, Cameroon’s capital city. In the span of one year, more than 6,000 people with injuries were admitted and nearly 60 percent of those injuries were related to road traffic accidents. The data emphasizes the need for increased investment in injury prevention in the region, particularly as it relates to road safety.
For more information, please download the full report which was published in the World Journal of Surgery this month.