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Securing the future of injury prevention: people and institutions
  1. N T Tran1,
  2. A A Hyder2
  1. 1
    International Injury Research Unit, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  2. 2
    International Injury Research Unit, Department of International Health, Department of Health Policy & Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Chair, International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
  1. Dr Nhan T Tran, International Injury Research Unit, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; nhtran{at}jhsph.edu

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The burden of injury related mortality and morbidity is currently alarming—with more than 5 million deaths annually.1 Moreover, it is increasing worldwide—especially among low and middle income countries, in vulnerable populations, and in the younger age groups.2 This epidemiological challenge raises an urgent need to develop, strengthen, and maintain capacity for injury prevention research and practice. Over the next decade, this increasing injury burden will create a huge demand for professionals trained in inter-disciplinary sciences from all fields and sectors: health, transport, education, government, law, and communications. Equally important, it will require institutions to prepare themselves to respond to this emerging …

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