East Africa #InjurySymposium2018 is Back! Attend!

27973176_1623424354361212_4623018375647510433_nThe Johns Hopkins University-Makerere University Chronic Consequences of Trauma, Injuries and Disability in Uganda (Chronic-TRIAD) Program are organising the #InjurySymposium2018 with a focus on Trauma and Injuries in East Africa. Injuries represent a leading cause of death in the African region, where it claims over 900,000 deaths annually (WHO, 2015).

The goal of this 2-day symposium (1-2 March 2018) is to bring together leading researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and activists working in the field of injury prevention in East Africa to share their research and experience and discuss solutions to the growing burden of injuries in the region.

The symposium shall be composed of  Panel discussions, oral presentations, poster presentation: Day 1 shall cover Technical content while day 2 shall cover “Translating knowledge to action”. We’re expecting an interesting interaction from all participants.

 

Objectives:

To provide a venue for bringing together leading researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and prevention advocates from injury field from East African countries

To facilitate sharing of knowledge, research, stories, good practices and challenges in injury prevention

To facilitate discussion on possible solutions to the growing burden of injuries in the region

To promote building strong injury community in the region

Participants: Do you want to participate? Are you in any of these categories: researchers, private sector, practitioners, policy-makers, activists from injury field across the East African region? Email Grace at gmagambo@musph.ac.ug

 

 

 

 

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