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.
Applicants who wish to apply to be mentored during 2018-2019, or individuals who would like to volunteer to be mentors, can find out more information about MENTOR-VIP at: www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/capacitybuilding/mentor_vip/.
Applications are open until 4 May 2018.
Previous 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.