Violence and Injury Prevention

WHO participates in Third National Injury Prevention and Control Conference in Guangzhou, China

On the opening day of this four-day national conference, Dr Etienne Krug, Director of WHO's Department of Injuries and Violence Prevention, gave the key note address to more than 250 participants in the Third National Injury Prevention and Control Conference. The conference, hosted by the Jinan University Centre for Injury Prevention and Control in Guangzhou, attracted representatives of the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, health researchers and practitioners, and local officials. Pleased with the near doubling of attendance from the previous year, conference organizers attribute this to the growing level of interest in injury prevention and control across the county. All injuries topics were addressed during the meeting, and two special injury-related issues of the Chinese Journal of Public Health were released to coincide with the conference.