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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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The Intersection of Health and Public Transport in Uganda

Looking at my worn-out shoes reveals how much I have traveled within Uganda over the past few months. But moving on road from place to place in this beautiful country is no ordinary experience you could just pass your eyes over; from vehicles weaving through potholed roads to starting random conversations with strangers especially when using public means. Public road transportation in Uganda is composed of taxis (Matatu), buses and motorcycles (Boda Boda). In this day and age when health systems around the world are stretched due to disease outbreaks, accidents and other public health challenges, I wonder whether regulation of public transport especially in my country could present a solution. Buses in Uganda are reputed for transporting persons and commodities between cities or even across borders

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New study highlights need to scale up violence prevention efforts globally

The “Global status report on violence prevention 2014″ reveals that 475 000 people were murdered in 2012, and homicide is the third leading cause of death globally for males aged 15–44 years, highlighting the urgent need for more decisive action to prevent violence. Despite indications that homicide rates decreased by 16% globally between 2000 and 2012, violence remains widespread. Non-fatal acts of violence take a particular toll on women and children. One in four children has been physically abused; one in five girls has been sexually abused; and one in three women has been a victim of physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence at some point in her lifetime.

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Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – January 20-23, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) team members, including associate director, Kent Stevens, director Adnan Hyder, and former JH-IIRU postdoctoral fellow, Catherine Julliard, Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – January 22, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) team members, including associate director, Kent Stevens, director Adnan Hyder, and former JH-IIRU postdoctoral fellow, Catherine Julliard, Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – January 21, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) team members, including associate director, Kent Stevens, director Adnan Hyder, and former JH-IIRU postdoctoral fellow, Catherine Julliard, Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – January 20, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) team members, including associate director, Kent Stevens, director Adnan Hyder, and former JH-IIRU postdoctoral fellow, Catherine Julliard, Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – January 12-16, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research (JH-IIRU) team members, including assistant professor and associate director Abdulgafoor Bachani, sr. technical advisor David Bishai and director Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – January 15, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research (JH-IIRU) team members, including assistant professor and associate director Abdulgafoor Bachani, sr. technical advisor David Bishai and director Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – January 14, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research (JH-IIRU) team members, including assistant professor and associate director Abdulgafoor Bachani, sr. technical advisor David Bishai and director Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – January 13, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research (JH-IIRU) team members, including assistant professor and associate director Abdulgafoor Bachani, sr. technical advisor David Bishai and director Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – January 12, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research (JH-IIRU) team members, including assistant professor and associate director Abdulgafoor Bachani, sr. technical advisor David Bishai and director Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – January 5-9, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, members of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU), including assistant scientist Katharine Allen and director Adnan Hyder, along with assistant scientist Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – January 8, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, members of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU), including assistant scientist Katharine Allen and director Adnan Hyder, along with assistant scientist Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – January 7, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, members of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU), including assistant scientist Katharine Allen and director Adnan Hyder, along with assistant scientist Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – January 6, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, members of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU), including assistant scientist Katharine Allen and director Adnan Hyder, along with assistant scientist Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – January 5, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, members of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU), including assistant scientist Katharine Allen and director Adnan Hyder, along with assistant scientist Read More


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