|Executive committee for Violence and Injury Prevention Project phase II is established|
El Paso, TX, October 30, 2011 (PAHO/WHO) – The United States-Mexico border has been affected by violence during the past years, that is why the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/ WHO), the National Council for Accident Prevention (CONAPRA) and other organizations are working together to strengthen leadership, capabilities, and safety conditions and stability in Ciudad Juárez through the Violence and Injury Prevention Project phase II (VIP).
The objective of the second phase of the VIP Project is to create an inter-sectoral and multidisciplinary model for violence and injury prevention in Ciudad Juárez creating a safety and healthy community that can be replicated in other U.S.-Mexico border cities.
Lic. Jaime Muñoz Reyes, representative from the Ciudad Juárez Municipal Presidency, Dr. René Soto Cavazos, from the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez (UACJ), Dr. Salvador Calderón from the State Health Secretariat, Dr. Maria Teresa Cerqueira, Chief from the PAHO/ WHO U.S.-Mexico Border Office, and Dr. Arturo Cervantes Trejo, from the National Council for Accident Prevention were selected as the Executive VIP Committee. One of the immediate jobs for the executive committee will be to strengthen the Observatory capacity to expand participant institutions and to rely on information that can influence decision makers. The committee will meet at least once a month.
Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/ WHO)
Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez (UACJ)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
National Council for Accident Prevention (CONAPRA)
For more information please contact:
Lorely Ambriz, M.S.I.S, Knowledge Management & Communication Advisor
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / A Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) United States-Mexico Border Office
5400 Suncrest Dr. Ste. C-4 El Paso, TX 79912
Office (915) 845-5950 Ext. 42523 / Cel (915) 449-3040 / Fax (915) 845-4361