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Death by fire in India a big risk, especially for women

By Amy VanderZanden, special to Humanosphere In the United States, when we think about fire, we might imagine a campfire or, in the summer, a forest fire. We worry about house fires, and efforts to improve building codes and enhance fire safety to has translated into fire deaths in this country to fall to the

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Next Steps for Moving Beyond Descriptive Data in #globalsurgery

A timely editorial from Dr. Charles Mock @UW. Surgical Capacity Surveys: A Call for Papers on the Next Steps for Moving Beyond Descriptive Data – Read More

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Learning to Look Both Ways

Despite being one of the least motorized regions in the world, Africa bears the highest burden of road traffic fatalities. Working in Rwanda for the past three months as a Global Health Corps Fellow, numerous colleagues have shared distressing stories of family members and acquaintances killed in accidents. For people living in Rwanda traffic accidents are an all too common reality. A Personal Story It had been 72-hours since landing in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital. We were moving to Partners in Health’s headquarters in a rural village in the Eastern Province

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Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – April 20-24 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit team members, including research program coordinator, Jeffrey C. Lunnen and affiliated faculty, Aruna Chandran worked with Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – April 13-17, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) joined Bloomberg Philanthropies and seven other partners to launch the Bloomberg Initiative on Global Road Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – April 6-10, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit team members, including associate director Abdulgafoor M. Bachani, assistant scientist, Katharine A. Allen, doctoral student Julia Zhang Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – March 30- April 3, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On October 16, 2014, as part of the effort to draw attention to this growing burden of road traffic injuries, JH-IIRU held its first-ever Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – April 2, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On October 16, 2014, as part of the effort to draw attention to this growing burden of road traffic injuries, JH-IIRU held its first-ever Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – April 1, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On October 16, 2014, as part of the effort to draw attention to this growing burden of road traffic injuries, JH-IIRU held its first-ever Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – March 31, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On October 16, 2014, as part of the effort to draw attention to this growing burden of road traffic injuries, JH-IIRU held its first-ever Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – March 30, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On October 16, 2014, as part of the effort to draw attention to this growing burden of road traffic injuries, JH-IIRU held its first-ever Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – March 23-27, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On March 16-18, 2015, JH-IIRU participated in two meetings led by the Road Traffic Injuries Research Network (RTIRN), the RTIRN Board Meeting and the Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – March 26, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On March 16-18, 2015, JH-IIRU participated in two meetings led by the Road Traffic Injuries Research Network (RTIRN), the RTIRN Board Meeting and the Read More


Death by fire in India a big risk, especially for women

648px-Indian_Kitchens_Outdoor_and_Indoor,_Rajasthan_and_Karnataka

By Amy VanderZanden, special to Humanosphere In the United States, when we think about fire, we might imagine a campfire or, in the summer, a forest fire. We worry about house fires, and efforts to improve building codes and enhance fire safety to has translated into fire deaths in this country to fall to the


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – March 25, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On March 16-18, 2015, JH-IIRU participated in two meetings led by the Road Traffic Injuries Research Network (RTIRN), the RTIRN Board Meeting and the Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – March 24, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On March 16-18, 2015, JH-IIRU participated in two meetings led by the Road Traffic Injuries Research Network (RTIRN), the RTIRN Board Meeting and the Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – March 23, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On March 16-18, 2015, JH-IIRU participated in two meetings led by the Road Traffic Injuries Research Network (RTIRN), the RTIRN Board Meeting and the Read More


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