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Margie Peden, PhD

Coordinator, Unintentional Injury Prevention

Phone: +41 22 791 3610
Fax: +41 22 791 4332


  • Injury epidemiology
  • Traffic injuries
  • Surveillance
  • Alcohol-related Injuries

Dr Peden was educated at the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch in South Africa, her native country. She holds degrees in nursing and epidemiology. She obtained her PhD from the University of Cape Town in 1997. Prior to commencing work at WHO in September 2000, she was a senior scientist at the Medical Research Council in Cape Town for 7 years where she was involved with the development of an injury surveillance system for the country. She has extensive experience in traffic injury prevention and alcohol-related injuries.

Dr Peden is currently the coordinator of the Unintentional Injuries Prevention Team (UIP) of the VIP department. She co-ordinates work in the areas of unintentional injury prevention (focused on road safety), injury surveillance/surveys, child injury prevention and alcohol-related injuries. She is the executive editor of the World report on road traffic injury prevention which was launched on World Health Day 2004 which was dedicated to road safety.

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