Aiming for Prevention: International Initiatives

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11th World Conference on Injury Prevention
and Safety Promotion
Wellington, New Zealand
October 1-4, 2012

11th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion - Safety 2012

Dr. Lucie Collinson of IPPNW New Zealand presented a paper based on research conducted by herself and NZ colleague Dr. Andrew Winnington about hospital-based researched on armed violence undertaken in conjunction with the Liberia Armed Violence Observatory  and with the support of Small Arms Survey in Geneva. They conducted retrospective audits of hundreds of records at several Liberian hospitals to determine gaps in reporting on violence, especially armed violence, to the Observatory. The paper was titled Intervention to Improve the Quantity and Quality of Medical Data on Intentional Injuries Provided to the Liberian Armed Violence Observatory. AFP Director Maria Valenti’s poster the Medical Community Role in Global Arms Trade Policy Discussions was also presented during the poster section track on violence prevention. Professor Nick Wilson of IPPNW NZ also participated in Safety 2012. Due to the location of the conference, a number of other IPPNW members from Africa, Latin America and India whose abstracts were accepted were unable to attend. Shortly after Safety 2012, Dr. Collinson presented the related paper A hospital record audit of intentional injuries to assess the quantity and quality of data provided to the Liberian Armed Violence Observatory at the Otago International Health Research Network Conference in New Zealand.

Conference Highlights and Materials
Poster: Medical community role in global arms trade policy discussions. Maria Valenti. [PPT 3MB]

Poster: Assessment of the quality of medical data on armed injuries provided to the Liberian Armed Violence Observatory. Lucie Collinson, Andrew Winnington, Maria Valenti, Mary Vriniotis. [PPT 4MB]