The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Welcomes Dr. Lynn Atuyambe, Assistant Professor at Makerere University

 

 

Dr. Atuyambe discusses improving adolescent health and development in Uganda

 

Dr. Lynn Atuyambe, Assistant Professor at Makerere University School of Public Health, Department of Community Health and Behavioral Sciences visited JH-IIRU.  

While visiting Hopkins, Dr. Atuyambe met with JH-IIRU team members, supervised the Chronic Consequences of Trauma, Injuries and Disability (TRIAD) fellows and worked on publications. As part of the visit, Dr. Atuyambe presented, “The Readiness of Health Facilities to Provide Adolescent Friendly Reproductive Health Services in Rural and Urban Uganda.” During his presentation, Dr. Atuyambe discussed the adolescent situation in Uganda and explained the many hindrances young people in Wakiso face in accessing health services. Read more

 

Global gathering of ministers charts concrete ways to reduce road traffic deaths by 50% by 2020

 
18 NOVEMBER 2015 I BRASILIA - For only the second time in history, ministers of transport, health and interior and their representatives will convene in Brasilia, Brazil to address the global road safety crisis. The 2nd Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety, which will gather 1500 delegates from more than 100 countries including 60 ministers, will define the urgent measures needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development's ambitious target to halve road traffic deaths by the end of this decade.
 
Hosted by the Government of Brazil and co-sponsored by WHO, the Conference follows the release one month ago of the WHO Global status report on road safety 2015. The report indicates that despite improvements in road safety, some 1.25 million people die each year on the world's roads. It warns that while the number of road traffic deaths is stabilizing - despite rapid increase in the number of motor vehicles worldwide and a growing population - the pace of change is too slow. 
 
Other key statistics from the report include:
  • Road traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among those aged 15-29 years.
  • 49% of all road traffic deaths are among pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.
  • Although low-income and middle-income countries have only half of the world's vehicles, they have 90% of the world's road traffic deaths.
  • Rates of road traffic death are highest in the WHO African Region at 26.6 per 100 000 population and lowest in the WHO European Region at 9.3 per 100 000 population.
  • The worst performing countries in terms of their road safety record have a road traffic fatality rate more than ten times higher than the best performing countries. 
The Global status report on road safety 2015 defines many of the key road safety measures to be highlighted during the Conference, including strategies to: 
  • improve laws and enforcement on risks such as speeding, drinking and driving, and failing to use seat-belts, motorcycle helmets and child restraints;
  • make roads safer through infrastructural modifications, such as sidewalks and lanes separating cyclists and motorcyclists from vehicles;
  • ensure that vehicles are equipped with life-saving technologies including seat-belts, air bags and electronic stability control; and
  • enhance emergency trauma care systems for victims of road traffic crashes.  
In addition to target 3.6 which aims to "By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes", the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development's target 11.2 seeks to "By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all". These reflect already burgeoning efforts across many countries and cities to rethink policies related to the use of public spaces including roads, and the impact such decisions can have not only on the safety of roads, but also on the health of the people who use them.  
 
"Policy-makers need to look afresh at their transport policies," said Dr Etienne Krug, Director of WHO's Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention.  "Making walking and cycling safer requires us to refocus our attention on how people and vehicles share the road. If we make these activities safer, there will be fewer deaths from road traffic crashes and people will be able to reap the rewards of greater physical activity, better air quality, and ultimately more liveable cities. "
Among many others, key speakers during the Conference include:
  1. Ms Dilma Rousseff, President, Federative Republic of Brazil
  2. Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General, WHO
  3. Dr Marcelo Costa e Castro, Minister of Health, Federative Republic of Brazil
  4. Ms Zoleka Mandela, Global Ambassador, Make Roads Safe
  5. Dr Carissa Etienne, Director, Pan American Health Organization, and, Regional Director for the Americas, WHO
  6. Ms Michelle Yeoh, Global Ambassador, Make Roads Safe 
The Conference is expected to adopt the "Brasilia Declaration on Road Safety", which will guide action through the end of the UN's Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. Among other points, the Declaration encourages WHO, in collaboration with other UN agencies, to facilitate development of specific national, regional and global targets to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries and ensure these targets are used to measure progress towards achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 
RELATED LINKS
 
2nd Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety
Global status report on road safety 2015
 

WORKSHOP ON GENDER BASED VIOLENCE RESEARCH

Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, in partnership with Makerere University School of Public Health, were awarded an NIH training grant for the chronic consequences of Trauma, Injuries and Disability (TRIAD).

A workshop was organized and took place at the Makerere University School of Gender and Women’s Rights on the 18th and 19th of November 2014. The workshop was attended by 43 participants (30 female and 13 male).

The overall goal of this grant is to strengthen research capacity on the long term health and economic consequences of trauma, injuries and disability across the lifespan in Uganda. The main objectives were: to describe the concept of gender based violence, to identify existing data sources and opportunities of research, to improve quality of GBV research, and to identify options for disseminating research findings. 

On the first day, the topics discussed were The Burden of GBV in Uganda, Ethics in GBV Research, Qualitative/Feminist Methods in GBV Research, Quantitative GBV Methods and ED of CEDOVIP. On the second day, the topics discussed were Who Needs Data on GBV and What For, Collecting GBV Police Data, Analyzing GBV Quantitative Data and how they can be addressed, Politics of GBV, Disseminating GBV data, Media Panel, Analyzing GBV Qualitative Data and challenges.

At the end of day two some participants mainly from the school of women and gender requested for an extra day for the workshop, to learn more about GBV data management and analysis.

Seven faculty members from the school of women and gender studies attended the session on day three that was facilitated by Prof. Mbona Nazarius.

 

Understanding and addressing the Burden of Injury in Uganda Basic Workshop

Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, in partnership with Makerere University School of Public Health, were awarded an NIH training grant for the chronic consequences of Trauma, Injuries and Disability (TRIAD). A workshop was set up at Makerere University School of Public Health Plot 30A York Terrace, Kampala, on the 13th and 14th of February 2014. A total of 74 people were in attendance. 48 were male, and 25 were female. The majority of participants were from the Health Sector. 

The goals of the workshop were to describe the incidence, causation, and lifelong impact of trauma, injuries and disability on individuals and society, to introduce and discuss the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the prevention and care of trauma, injuries and disabilities across the lifespan, to identify basic methods for key research around chronic consequences of trauma, injury and disability, and to introduce and discuss the need for investment in specific interventions for prevention and management of trauma, injuries and disability in Uganda.

The workshop focused on the health and social burden of injuries, measuring injuries, the options for injury prevention, and what research could be done and how to do it. There were many sessions on the first day including: Burden of Injuries in Uganda and Region, Defining the Public Health Approach to Injury (and other conceptual frameworks for understanding injury), Introduction to Injury Surveillance, Injury Surveillance in different settings, followed by Group Discussions. Next were Road Traffic Crashes, Burns, and Measuring the Right Thing for the Right Purpose. 

On the second day, the workshop discussed Emergency Trauma Care, Introduction to Injury Prevention Strategies, an Introduction to Injury Research, Data Sources, Approaches to Conducting Qualitative Research, and Monitoring and Evaluation. 

At the beginning of the workshop, (day 1), participants were given a pre- test to assessing their knowledge on TRIAD. And at the conclusion of the technical sessions of Day 2, participants were given workshop evaluation forms to enable them provide feedback on the workshop. 

 

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