SM 03-2309 Innovative approaches to capacity development for injury prevention in low- and middle-income countries

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Abstract

Background

Despite the high burden of injuries, many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) lack trained human resources for practice and research in injury prevention. Furthermore, those who are trained receive very little formal training or mentoring on translating knowledge into practice. There is also a dearth of training programs that are designed for, and implemented in these settings. Many training programs that are available are often expensive and out of reach for individuals in these settings.

Description

This panel will focus on innovative approaches for capacity development – at the individual, and institutional levels, in the field of injury prevention in LMICs. The speakers on this panel have been involved in developing and implementing innovative capacity development programs in LMICs, and will introduce these approaches, as well as share their key features, strengths, and challenges. Dr. Adnan Hyder will chair the panel.

Conclusion

This panel will end with a discussion on strategies for developing sustainable capacity for injury prevention in LMICs.

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