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TEACH-VIP: WHO’s contribution to capacity building for injury prevention
  1. L A Sminkey
  1. Technical Officer, Department of Injuries and Violence Prevention, World Health Organization

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    Building capacity is one of the main challenges facing the injury prevention area today. In many countries injuries and their prevention have been largely neglected. As a result, there are many settings around the world where public health training does not address injury related issues; medical training includes treatment of trauma but overlooks prevention; and government staff in sectors relevant to injury have neither received injury related training nor worked within structures that allow for coordinated sharing of information relevant to injury prevention.

    Although the capacity building needs are varied, a clear priority is training. Accordingly, and in …

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