Collaboration Reaches Across The World

From 28/09/2015 to 02/10/2015, Hanoi School of Public Health (HSPH) together with the World Health Organization - WHO has organized training course “Injury and violence prevention in Asia Pacific Region” (TEACH-VIP).

The course lasted 5 days with the participation of 20 trainees from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. The training programme was conducted entirely in English and taught by faculties from the Trauma center (HSPH), WHO Philippines, UNICEF Vietnam, Department of Environmental Management of Health (MOH) , Vietnam-Germany Hospital and Global road safety partnership (QRSP).


Photo: Participants discussed the training content

The TEACH - VIP  program is to traine and promote cooperation in the field of prevention of injuries and was first introduced in 2005. The 2nd training course continued being held with common objectives level giving professionals in the public health sector the overview as well as the basic skills needed to prevent violence and injuries, such as trauma epidemiology; design, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based intervention program.


Photo: Group photo with the faculities and the students

According to some researches, injury has caused more than 5 million deaths worldwide, accounting for about 9% of all deaths worldwide, more than 1.7 times the total number of deaths caused by HIV / AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. To cope with the problem of injuries and violence, in the last few years, WHO Western Pacific region engaging with a number of countries in the region developed national report on injuries and violence prevention, action plans and legislation on road safety and injury surveillance systems, strengthenning pre-hospital care. In particular, the TEACH - VIP is considered the first cooperative effort to develop injury prevention capacity in the region.