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Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit

Burden of Road Traffic Injury in Cameroon

Hospital in Cameroon

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Impact of our work

Initiated Ministry's data collection

Road traffic injuries are a major cause of death and disability in sub-Saharan Africa, including Cameroon.

In Cameroon, like the rest of the region, more data on RTI patterns and outcomes are needed to improve treatment and prevention.

To study the burden of injury in Yaounde, the capital city, we developed and implemented a hospital injury surveillance system that, after completion, resulted in the Ministry of Health's collection of key data.