Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Intentional Injury and Violence Prevention
Director / Head:
Dr Kopano Ratele
Institute for Social and Health Sciences
University of South Africa (UNISA)
P.O. Box 1087
(27-11) 857 1142
(27-11) 857 1770
Date of Designation:
Date of Discontinuation:
Terms of Reference:
- To contribute to the development of multi-disciplinary methods of assessing the magnitude, consequences and determinants of violence and unintentional injury.
- Within the framework of the WHO project "SAFECOM", to contribute to the development of community-based violence and injury prevention with a focus on planning and monitoring methodologies and training of health personnel.
- To cooperate with WHO, WHO Collaborating Centres, and other bodies as appropriate, to develop a conceptual basis for a new public health approach to unintentional injury and violence prevention, particularly from the research and training standpoint.
- To assist in health research development on violence and unintentional injury prevention and mitigation, with special regard to specific population groups such as youth, men and women; or specific type of communities.
- Injuries; violence & accident prevention
Types of activity:
- Collection and collation of information
- Training and education
Ower: 3.3 - Improvements made in Member States’ capacity to collect, analyse, disseminate and use data on the magnitude, causes and consequences of chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and neurological disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
Ower: 3.5 - Guidance and support provided to Member States for the preparation and implementation of multisectoral, population-wide programmes to promote mental health and to prevent mental and behavioural disorders, violence and injuries, together with hearing and visual impairment, including blindness
Ower: 3.6 - Guidance and support provided to Member States to improve the ability of their health and social systems to prevent and manage chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and behavioural disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
EKEKE MONONO Martin
KRUG Etienne G.G.
+41 22 791 3535
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork