Trauma and injury news, resources and funding for global health researchers
Trauma and injury encompass one of the leading causes of death and disability in the world. Developing countries, where financial and medical resources are sorely lacking, bear the greater proportion of the burden of injuries. Injuries can be unintentional, such as traffic accidents, burns, falls and poisonings, or intentional, resulting from deliberate acts of violence against oneself or others. Environmental injury can be caused by pollution (including
indoor air pollution), water contamination, poisoning and other sources. Occupational injury and trauma can result from industrial accidents and farm injuries. Workers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) carry a disproportionate burden of the worldwide occupational injury and illness.
Global Trauma and Injury Research Training Program awards grants to conduct research training on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of injury and trauma in LMICs. Fogarty's
Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) program, co-sponsored by the CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), supports trauma and injury research and training in the areas of environmental and occupational injury.
Across the NIH, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) supports a
Traumatic Stress Research Program, and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) supports
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Research.
- Epidemiology and perceptions of non-fatal burns among select youth (15–24 years old) from Peshawar Pakistan; a sequential explanatory mixed methods study, co-authored by Fogarty grant recipients Adnan A Hyder and Nadeem Ullah Khan and trainee Uzma Rahim Khan
Burns Open, January 17, 2024
Scaling up antivenom for snakebite envenoming in the Brazilian Amazon: a cost-effectiveness analysis, co-authored by Fogarty grant recipient Charles Gerardo
The Lancet Regional Health Americas, January 2024
Probing the biology of pain during crisis
Global Health Matters, September/October 2023
NIH hosts symposium on emerging topics in global health
Global Health Matters, July/August 2023
Consortium for violence prevention research, leadership training, and implementation for excellence (CONVERGE): a protocol to train science leaders in gender-based-violence and violence-against-children research for impact, co-authored by Fogarty grantee Kathryn M. Yount and former Fogarty Fellow Ameeta S. Kalokhe
Frontiers in Education, June 29, 2023
NIEHS Informs Health Guidance at World’s Largest Digital Dumpsite
Global Environmental Health, June 2023
Studying the effect of pesticide on Thai farmers and their families
Global Health Matters, May/June 2023
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Courtesy of Charles GerardoWhile most people bitten by poisonous snakes in the Amazon, like this cotton mouth viper, receive antivenom, it is often administered past the recommended six-hour window.
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Updated February 6, 2024