Welcome to Bergen, and Norway's western coast - virtually!
Track 8 will explore injuries, disability and death caused by violence, traffic and occupational hazards, which are an increasing problem globally. WHO has estimated that trauma kills more people than AIDS, TBC and Malaria together, and that the burden of disability is escalating. Injury prevention, surgery and rehabilitation have long been neglected fields, and radical policymaking and resource allocation are needed to reach universal health coverage. We invite you to present your recent research on injuries and discuss the continuum-of-care, from intersectoral injury- and disability prevention, to the urgency of strengthening global surgical and rehabilitation capacity and -systems.
- is organised by the University of Bergen (UiB) on behalf of the Federation of European Societies for Tropical Medicine and International Health (FESTMIH)
- with enabling partners (Centre for International Health, UiB; Haukeland University Hospital; Global Health Norway, the Norwegian Research School of Global Health; and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH))
- and sponsors (Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH); the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP); and Merck)
- and supported by the Research Council of Norway.
- The abstracts will be presented in a special issue of the Journal of Tropical Medicine & International Health (TMIH).