Intercountry workshop on injury surveillance : A Report, Bandos, Maldives, 28-30 April 2009
AbstractThe WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia organized and intercountry workshop on injury surveillance in Bandos, Maldives. The main objective of the workshop was to build national capacity in developing, implementing and strengthening injury surveillance/information system in the Region. Representatives especially from the ministries of health of the Member States (except DPR Korea, India and Timor-Leste) of the South-East Asia Region who are involved with injury prevention activities attended the workshop. In addition, two regional experts also attended the workshop. Reliable and valid data are needed to provide a solid foundation for planning and decision-making in order to prevent injuries specially road traffic injury and childhood injuries. However, only a few countries of the Region have injury surveillance mechanism. Establishing simple, costeffective injury surveillance systems is an important step towards preventing injuries. Hence, it is very important to improve the injury information and surveillance system in the Region. A number of recommendations were made at the workshop for establishing and strengthening injury surveillance systems following discussions on existing injury surveillance systems in Member States by the participants.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2010). Intercountry workshop on injury surveillance : A Report, Bandos, Maldives, 28-30 April 2009. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205376