Spotlight Series: Road Traffic Safety and Injury Prevention

PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre Spotlight Series 

Reference Number: CAN-48*

Official Title: PAHO/WHO CC for Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention
Institution: Sécurité dans les Milieux de Vie, Institut national de santé publique du Québec

Reference Number: USA-355

Official Title: PAHO/WHO CC for Injuries, Violence and Accident Prevention
Institution: International Injury Research Unit, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Reference Number: USA-439

Official Title: PAHO/WHO CC for Emergency and Trauma Care
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California at San Francisco

Non Communicable

Category 2 (SP 14-19)

 Outcome 6,15 (SP 20-25)

Dr. Rodrigues

Dr. Maria Eugênia Rodrigues, Advisor, Road Safety, is the PAHO staff member who supports the WHO focal point to coordinate the collaboration between the institution and the Organization.

The main activities of these Centres include: (1) hosting workshops and webinars; (2) evaluating road traffic injury prevention programs; and (3) organizing leadership courses in road traffic injury prevention.

The Centre at the Institut national de santé publique du Québec shares their recommendations with PAHO on the prevention of road traffic injury and violence based on its published material for the Government of Canada.

The Centre at John Hopkins University continues to conduct evaluations of road traffic injury prevention programs in Brazil and Colombia. Due to its expertise on injury prevention related topics, PAHO calls upon this Centre to conduct webinars on legislation and risk factors for road traffic injuries.

Lastly, the Collaborating Centre organizes a bi-annual, two-week Global Road Safety Leadership Course on road traffic injury prevention with 65 attendees participating mainly from Ministries of Health, with five to six spots offered to Regional participants. Currently, PAHO and the Centre are planning to develop a weeklong leadership course in Spanish, specifically designed for the Region, to increase the number of people who could benefit from the training.

Currently, the Collaborating Centre at the University of California works mainly with WHO and there are no deliverables to report within the Region.

Webnotes such as these serve to inform how Collaborating Centres are contributing to the Organization’s priorities and mandates.

*CC Expired