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The International Society for Violence and Injury Prevention
  1. E Krug
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr E Krug
 WHO, Director, Injuries and Violence Prevention Department, Geneva, Switzerland; kruge{at}

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The Director of WHO’s Injury and Violence Prevention Department discusses the launch of a welcome initiative

The field needs a not-for-profit international non-governmental organization (NGO) that brings together scientific and civil society constituencies for the prevention of intentional as well as unintentional injury affecting all age groups. The International Society for Violence and Injury Prevention (ISVIP) was created in 2006 and should become the visible international champion in promoting the cause of injury prevention and safety promotion.

Over the years the need for an international body representing the field of injury experts and practitioners has emerged for two reasons in particular: …

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