About the Partners

Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit,
A World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Injuries, Violence, and Accident Prevention

Through research, collaboration, and training, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) identifies effective solutions to the growing burden of injuries in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), influences public policy and practice, and advances the field of injury prevention throughout the world.

Our research includes intervention trials, economic analyses, and surveillance studies in order to determine the impact of injuries in LMICs and to identify potential solutions. Our work ranges from road safety in Mexico to drowning prevention in Bangladesh. We establish collaborative relationships both within Johns Hopkins and externally with NGOs, governments and international organizations.

We remain at the forefront of injury education and training, spanning all facets of injury prevention and combining a strong public health approach, scientific principles, and examples of successes and challenges from LMICs. JH- IIRU affiliated faculty cover the basic sciences of public health (epidemiology and biostatistics), social sciences (behavior and communications), health systems analysis (health economics), ethics, and issues of cultural sensitivity (equity).

 Our training approach is three-pronged: learning by doing, workshops, and courses in injury prevention. JH-IIRU primarily engages with public health professionals, medical and research personnel, and graduate students from LMICs. We manage certificate programs, conduct seminars, and provide curriculum development assistance around the world. We also offer post-doctoral fellowships, faculty exchange programs, and capacity development with organizations such as the WHO and its Mentor-VIP program.

Makerere University School of Public Health

Makerere University School of Public Health (MUSPH) works to excel in public health training, research and service provision. Our main campus is located within the Makerere University College of Health Sciences on Mulago Hill, within the Mulago National Referral Hospital, and we also have premises in Kololo and Kasangati.

The school boasts of a vibrant, dynamic and knowledgeable team of bio- medical experts, social scientists, nutritionists, health systems specialists, social workers and experts from many other fields. Our main responsibilities rotate around research, community service including consultancy and training/teaching. The school has undergraduate and post-graduate courses, short skills-based courses, research projects and community service projects.

We at MUSPH are committed to providing quality training to produce highly competent public health professionals that are able to tackle public health challenges within our communities. The school has four departments: Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management,

Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Department of Community Health and Behavioral Sciences. The school also houses the Regional Centre for Quality of Health Care.

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