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Date: Feb 2019

Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Associate Director Dr. Amber Mehmood and Senior Technical Advisor 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.

Drs. Mehmood and Razzak began the session with presentations before facilitating a larger group conversation on emergency medical services and its role within health systems. The following in-depth discussion was about the intersectionality of emergency and primary care, accessibility of emergency care system in LMICs and challenges of conducting research focusing on emergency care outcomes.

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JH-IIRU Associate Director Dr. Amber Mehmood presents during the February 27th session on emergency medical services.

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.

Held in Paris, France, the meeting welcomed Dr. Bachani and other experts, including representatives from both the World Health Organization and the United Nations, along with leadership from Sweden – the host country for the 2020 Ministerial Conference on Road Safety.

“Today’s meetings served as a great opportunity for this group to come together, review the current global road safety landscape, and prepare for next year’s conference,” said Dr. Bachani. “In establishing objectives for the conference and priorities for the coming years, we can build upon the momentum and success of our current decade of action on road safety.”

The 2020 Ministerial Conference on Road Safety will take place on June 5, 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden.

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JH-IIRU Director Dr. Abdul Bachani and fellow committee members join together to discuss next year's Ministerial Conference on Road Safety.

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