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 2
Countries 20
Faculty 8
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Road barriers in Mexico. Photo credit: Charles Mock.
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