• Training course on injury and violence prevention in Asia Pacific region














    In the Western Pacific Region, it was estimated that injuries caused over 1.1 million deaths or more than 3000 deaths each day, which constituted more than 20% of world wide injury deaths. Over 93% of injuries in the region occurred in low and middle-income countries.  In 2008 the top five causes of injury death in the Region were road traffic injuries, self-inflicted injuries, falls, drowning and poisoning. In response to these injury and violence problems, WHO in the Western Pacific Region has collaborated with several priority countries to develop national reports on injury or violence prevention, national action plans, road safety legislation, and injury surveillance systems, strengthen pre-hospital and hospital trauma care system, institutional capacity and human resources in injury and violence prevention, and implement awareness campaigns on road safety and violence.Injury is a public health problem in many countries, and their governments shown its commitment to solve this problem with different injury prevention strategies and/or national plans. In order to implement injury control effectively, LMICs in the regions needs to have enough capacity to deal with the problem its own. The Center for Injury Policy and Prevention Research (CIPPR), Hanoi School of Public Health was approved by WHO regional office to organize a training course on “Injury and Violence Prevention in Asia Pacific Region” using TEACH-VIP 2 (Training, Educating and Advancing Collaboration in Health on Violence and Injury Prevention) curriculums.


    To provide public health professionals a fundamental overview of knowledge and skills for violence and injury prevention including: injury epidemiology and the design, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based intervention programs.

    The specific objectives of the course are:

    1. Identify and analyze violence and injury problems in the community and determine priorities for intervention programs

    2. Improve specific knowledge and skills related to  injury epidemiology,  and injury prevention programme development, implementation and evaluation

    3. Develop competencies as trainers in violence and injury conducting training courses on injury-related topics in their home countries and institutions.

  • Injury training and network development

    Injury training and network development

    Since early 2002, we have worked with Harborview Center for Injury Research of the University of Washington and Queensland University of Technology to review and develop training curricula for different audiences on: Injury Epidemiology and Research Methods in Injury, Injury Intervention – Program and Lessons learnt, Surveillance System for Injury Prevention and Data Analysis, Behavior Changes – Application for Injury Prevention Programs, Law and Enforcement in Injury Prevention Programs, etc.

    We also work our partners to develop a practical training program for injury practitioners based on TEACH-VIP (Teaching - Violence and Injury Prevention) program recommended by WHO. The TEACH-VIP training materials have been adapted for Viet Nam. All teaching and learning materials are in Vietnamese, with Viet Nam data and examples. This includes 15 lessons, with their associated PowerPoint, instructors’ notes, exercises, and readings. 

    Injury training program for public health students at HSPH was significantly improved. We have produced a series of curriculum modules on Injury Epidemiology; Injury Prevention; and Injury Research and Management.  We also set up the fellowship programs on Injury Prevention for research fellows from other collaborating institutions to be trained at our CIPPR. 

    CIPPR is active member of injury prevention community in Vietnam and internationally. Currently senior staff of CIPPR have appointed as:

    • Secretariat of Road Traffic Injury Research Network (RTIRN), and the office of RTIRN is based at CIPPR/Hanoi from 2014.









    • Key member of National Road Safety Committee

    • Core member of WHO/TEACH-VIP group

    With the needs and our capacity, we would like to propose a plan to strengthen capacity on injury prevention in LMICs in Western Pacific Region.