Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability (VIP)

Regional Offices


WHO Region of the Americas

Alberto Concha-Eastman, MD, MSc in Epidemiology
Regional Advisor on Violence and Injury Prevention - PAHO - AMRO

Responsibilities:
Injuries and violence prevention
Prevention of Disabilities
Rehabilitation
Phone : +1 202 974 3890
Fax : +1 202 974 3645

Dr Concha-Eastman is the Regional Advisor for Violence and Injury Prevention in the Pan American Health Organization, Washington DC, USA. His duties involve cooperation with Member States in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national and/or municipal plans, programs or projects to reduce intentional and unintentional injuries and their consequences. Particular emphasis is placed on underprivileged countries.

Strategies currently being employed to meet these objectives include: advocacy, establishing good and timely information systems, promoting research, encouraging public discussion to put prevention of injuries on the public agenda, collaboration with other UN agencies that work with the same aim, looking for partners both at governmental and non-governmental levels. Internally we look for inter programmatic collaboration to enhance our common goals.

Dr Concha-Eastman is the Regional Advisor for Violence and Injury Prevention in the Pan American Health Organization, Washington DC, USA. His duties involve cooperation with Member States in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national and/or municipal plans, programs or projects to reduce intentional and unintentional injuries and their consequences. Particular emphasis is placed on underprivileged countries.

Strategies that Dr Concha-Eastman currently employs to meet these objectives in PAHO include: advocacy, establishing good and timely information systems, promoting research, encouraging public discussion to put prevention of injuries on the public agenda, collaboration with other UN agencies that work with the same aim, looking for partners both at governmental and nongovernmental levels.

Dr Eugênia Maria Silveira Rodrigues, MD, MPH, PhD
Regional Advisor for Road Safety, Risk Assessment Unit, Sustainable Development and Environmental Health Area, PAHO/WHO
Washington, DC

Dr Eugênia Maria Silveira Rodrigues

Responsibilities:
Public policy development for road safety
Epidemiological surveillance
Fund raising
Country support
Network strengthening
Phone : +202- 974 3639
Fax : +202- 974 3645

Dr Rodrigues is a medical doctor with a Doctoral and a Masters degree in Preventive Medicine from the São Paulo University, Brazil. She worked as an Epidemiologist in the surveillance of infectious diseases at a local level for many years. From 1997 to 2000, she was part of a team which developed a Road Traffic Victims Surveillance System in an important regional emergency service in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. She also coordinated a project on the reduction of morbidity and mortality due to road traffic injuries and was the National Coordinator of Injury Surveillance at Brazil’s Ministry of Health.

Since September 2005, Dr Rodrigues has been working as a Regional Advisor on Road Safety with the Pan American Health Organization, now based in Washington, DC, USA. Her duties involve technical cooperation with Member States in the design, implementation and evaluation of public policies for the promotion of road safety and prevention and control of injuries due to traffic crashes; support to Member States to develop and implement studies related to the identification and determination of the causes and risk factors for road traffic crashes; and compiling, analyzing, evaluating and disseminating information on the magnitude of the injuries caused by traffic crashes. She also provides support and promotes and strengthens national/international networks directed to improve epidemiological surveillance and the projects related to the prevention and control of injuries due to traffic crashes.

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