WHO is accepting applications for its global mentoring program, MENTOR-VIP, which is designed to assist junior injury prevention practitioners to develop specific skills through structured collaboration with a more experienced person who has volunteered to act as a mentor. Since its inception in 2007, nearly 100 mentorships on a range of violence and injury topics have been undertaken. Collaborations include:
Policy development for child injury prevention in China;
Gap/problem analysis of a national injury surveillance system and improvements to surveillance system design and implementation in Jamaica;
Literature review of child injury and application of Haddon’s Matrix to case series in Pakistan;
Social acceptability of barriers to prevent drowning in children and publication of papers summarizing drowning prevention in the Philippines;
Linkage of data on road traffic injuries using police and hospital data and development of a policy brief in Romania;
Preparation of research proposal on psycho-social factors related to suicide in South Africa;
School area road safety assessments for primary school children in Tanzania.