Pilot testing of TEACH-VIP begins
8 March 2004 - In March pilot testing of the TEACH-VIP injury training curriculum began at academic centres in South Africa and Colombia. These efforts mark continued progress in the development of guidelines for injury and violence prevention curricula for schools of public health, medicine, nursing and allied health professions. In January 2004, WHO and Sweden’s Karolinska Institute hosted a meeting of academic and public health experts with participants from China, Colombia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Viet Nam, Sweden, the United States and Australia.
In addition to country-specific presentations of training audiences, available teaching faculty, and injury priorities, other key areas covered at the meeting included complementary needs for capacity building, an evaluation mechanism of the curriculum, computer-based dissemination platforms and strategic priorities for injury prevention capacity development.