Over 90% of injury-related deaths occur in developing countries. Injury rates are especially high for vulnerable people including families living in rural areas and poor communities.

  • Injuries due to violence, road traffic crashes, industrial/agricultural injuries, and other causes account for an estimated 5.8 million deaths per year.
  • Injury deaths exceed the total number of deaths from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined.

Global Injury and Violence Prevention Initiative works to increase capacity for injury control research, training, and interventions globally.

Injury and Violence Overview

Projects 20
Countries 14
Faculty 19
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Road barriers in Mexico. Photo credit: Charles Mock.
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