Violence and Injury Prevention

Violence prevention experts review results of project documenting prevention programmes

11 May 2006

From 9-10 May 2006, WHO hosted an expert consultation on documenting interpersonal violence prevention programmes. Experts from eight countries reviewed the results of a pilot project which aims to increase knowledge of ongoing violence prevention initiatives by systematically documenting prevention activities, especially in developing and transition countries. Since the January 2004 publication of the WHO Handbook for the documentation of interpersonal violence prevention programmes, the project has been piloted in provincial and municipal settings in Brazil, India, Jamaica, Jordan, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Mozambique, the Russian Federation, and South Africa. Participants reviewed project experiences, findings and the draft project report; discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the Handbook; and detailed recommendations for future work.