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Strengthening Injury Control Research in Ghana and West Africa

The following grant was awarded by, is supported by, is administered by or is in partnership with the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Funding Fogarty Program

Trauma and Injury

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Strengthening Injury Control Research in Ghana and West Africa

Principal Institution

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Donkor, Peter; Mock, Charles N.

Project Contact Information

Email: petadonkor@yahoo.com

Year(s) Awarded

2005-2026

Country

Ghana

Collaborators

University of Washington

NIH Partners

OD/NIH

Project Description

In stark contrast to the reduction in injury deaths among industrial nations, low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have experienced growing rates of injury, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. This proposal builds upon long- standing collaborations developed among the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), other Ghanaian institutions involved with injury control, and the University of Washington (UW), in order to (i) develop a cadre of trained injury research leaders, and (ii) engage junior researchers in innovative, mentored injury related health research to reduce the burden of injury and strengthen the practice of injury control; and (iii) build capacity for injury control in Ghanaian and other West African institutions.

We will develop, expand and consolidate existing collaborative research and training networks by integrating researchers from Ghana, other West African nations, the UW and other institutions with a shared commitment to preventing and treating injury.

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