Performance Improvement 2004. Addressing the Growing Burden of Trauma and Injury in the Developing World


The Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) conducted a needs assessment consultation to determine whether to sponsor an international extramural program in the area of Trauma and Injury in Developing Countries. In addition to gathering information to make the decision, FIC expected to identify research and training gaps and models to help develop measurable goals and objectives for the program; and to determine if it was prudent to proceed. FIC conducted a literature review and produced several background working papers on the status of research on injury and trauma in the developing world. FIC convened a panel July 22 to 23, 2003, of 40 experts in trauma and injury from both the United States and developing nations to build a research agenda to create new knowledge, and support the development of new investigators in the field. Each discussant was asked to give a ten-fifteen minute presentation addressing the current status of research, training and delivery of services in their area of expertise in the developing world and to identify in priority order, gaps and needs in the area in the developing world. The participants identified epidemiology and surveillance, basic science, prevention research and policy research as priorities for the investment of NIH funding to improve global health by reducing the impact of trauma and injury in low and middle-income nations.

PIC ID: 8129
Agency Sponsor: NIH-FIC, Fogarty International Center
Federal Contact: Kupfer, Linda, 301-496-3288
Performer: Abt Associates Inc., Cambridge, MA

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