JHU Magazine, a quarterly publication for alumni, faculty and friends of the university, recently featured the work associate professor of international health, Adnan Hyder, is doing in his capacity as the director of Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU).
"Troubled Waters" highlights the research Hyder is doing in South Asia on child drowning prevention interventions, specifically in Bangladesh, where it's estimated that one in five young child deaths are attributable to drowning. The work he and his colleagues are doing is raising public awareness of what could be characterized as a largely unreported epidemic. It's also shedding light on the difficulties injury prevention researchers encounter as they pursue support for a global health burden that often gets overlooked.
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