Violence and Injury Prevention

Country demonstration projects

A nurse completes the trauma logbook at a hospital in Gaza, Mozambique.

In order to develop effective injury prevention strategies, most countries need better information on the burden of injuries and violence in their communities. WHO has developed two sets of guidelines to assist countries to develop information systems for the systematic collection of data - the hospital-based injury surveillance guidelines and the community survey guidelines. VIP is providing technical and financial assistance to the following four countries to implement one or both of these information systems:

In addition, the Pan American Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, are giving technical assistance to three latin American countries to implement injury surveillance systems. For further information contact our regional advisor in the WHO Region of the Americas. Please click here for his contact details.

At WHO headquarters, please contact Ms Kidist Bartolomeos at or at +41 2279134211.

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