Global Drowning Prevention Day 2021: The start of a new era?

Written by Amy E Peden 1,2,3  and Richard C Franklin 2,3 School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney Royal Life Saving Society – Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia The 25th of July 2021 is the inaugural ‘World Drowning Prevention Day’. […]

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SAVIR Journal Editor Session

During the 2021 the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) conference, Injury Prevention joined 4 other leading journals in a Journal Editor Symposium for student and early career professionals. During this session, each editor provided an introduction to themselves, their research background, and the journal they represented. After introductions, the session moved […]

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You’ll be surprised to know what we still don’t know about drowning.

Authors: Erin Hamilton, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA Amy Peden, Royal Life Saving Society, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Richard Franklin, College of Public Health, Medical and […]

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Where is Injury Prevention in the Sustainable Development Goals?

Written By: Tracey Ma and Amy Peden Effective action requires a strategy which encompass all activities and key players necessary to achieve desired goals and outcomes. Unfortunately, the world’s long-term strategy to address major global challenges such as poverty, environmental protection, health and wellbeing is missing a key component. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) unite […]

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How much does intimate partner violence contribute to violent deaths?

Author: Ms. Julie Kafka, MPH; Doctoral student; Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill Often, when we think intimate partner violence (IPV) fatalities, we think of a perpetrator murdering their significant other- and rightfully so. When women are killed in the United States, more than half of the […]

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Beach lifeguards save lives with data – current status and future directions

Authors: William Koon, Andrew Schmidt, Ana Catarina Queiroga, Justin Sempsrott, David Szpilman, Jonathon Webber, Robert W. Brander. Article: https://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/early/2020/07/31/injuryprev-2020-043793.abstract?ct= What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of beach lifeguards? A particular Hollywood theme song? A bronzed Aussie from Bondi Rescue saving someone from a rip current? How about… data collector? Beach lifeguards, in addition to many other responsibilities, record lots of data related to their daily activities and beach conditions. This information not only guides beach safety operations but is also used by researchers who study beach […]

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International Safety Media Awards 2020

On behalf of the International Safety Media Awards 2020 Coordinating Team: Thank you for the hundreds of amazing International Safety Media Award entries including from Algeria, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Israel, Malaysia, Mali, Nepal, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Ukraine, United States, […]

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Road safety NGOs and the COVID-19 pandemic

Written by: Lotte Brondum, Executive Director at the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety. Email: lotte@roadsafetyngos.org | T: (+45) 299 399 14   In February 2020, government Ministers at the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety hailed landmark progress toward road traffic crashes. Road traffic crashes are a much older public health crisis (compared to COVID19) […]

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