Violence and Injury Prevention

United States announces major research training program to build capacities in developing countries for injury prevention

The Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces a new program to address the growing burden of morbidity and mortality in the developing world due to trauma and injury. The program, launched on the occasion of World Health Day 2004, is supported by FIC, seven NIH partners, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and WHO. It addresses training across the range of basic to applied science, the epidemiology of risk factors, acute care and survival, rehabilitation, and long-term mental health consequences. The current combined financial commitment from FIC and its partners is approximately $7,000,000 over five years.

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