Global Injury

HIPRC seeks to lower the burden of injuries globally, including for people who live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Faculty from the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC) have collaborated with partners in Ghana, India, Vietnam, multiple Latin American countries and the World Health Organization. This work includes several training grants to improve capacity for injury control work in LMICs.

The section works closely with the existing Global Initiative for Violence and Injury Prevention, a collaboration of the HIPRC, the Department of Global Health, and other departments and schools at the University of Washington (UW). This initiative created the Graduate Certificate in Global Injury and Violence Prevention.

Featured Program

Injury in Ghana: Strengthening Injury Control Research in Ghana and West Africa

With funding from the NIH Fogarty International Center, this program is a collaboration of the HIPRC and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.

This program has provided long-term degree (MPH and PhD) training for over 20 professionals from Ghana. These professionals have gone on to occupy significant positions in universities and government agencies, promote improvements in road safety and other aspects of injury prevention, and create improvements in trauma care. Their research has helped advance the policy and practice of injury prevention and trauma care in Ghana and build the evidence base for injury control in low- and middle-income countries globally.