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 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 HIPRC, the Department of Global Health, and other departments and schools at the UW. This initiative created the Graduate Certificate in Global Injury & Violence Prevention, the only formal certification in injury control at UW.

Featured Programs

Strengthening Injury Control Research in Ghana and West Africa

With funding from the Fogarty International Center at the US NIH, this program is a collaboration of 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.

UW Graduate Certificate in Global Injury & Violence Prevention

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Fogarty Fellows & Scholars: Mentored global health research training

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