Jordan hosts important injury prevention meetings for region
A regional training on injury prevention took place in Amman, Jordan 11-12 December 2005. The training was based on WHO's TEACH-VIP, a modular injury prevention curriculum, and targetted over 60 participants from Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and other countries of the region. The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and the WHO country office in Jordan collaborated with colleagues from WHO headquarters to adapt and deliver the TEACH-VIP training content for the training audience. This was the first occasion where a regional training using the TEACH-VIP materials has been conducted. The participants will now be able to better integrate WHO guidelines and frameworks for preventing injury in their work. Immediately following the workshop, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan opened the first Arab Regional Conference for Family Protection which ran from 13-15 December 2005. The conference was co-sponsored by WHO and sought to advance best practices in protection, prevention and treatment of the physical, psychological, emotional, mental, social, and economic implications of family violence inflicted on children, women and men in all stages of life. The participants from 17 countries included specialists and experts from governmental and nongovernmental organizations working in the field of family protection, both locally and regionally.