TEACH-VIP Workshop on Road Safety and Child Injury Prevention

15–16 May 2018, Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The TEACH-VIP 2 workshop is a training curriculum on injury prevention and control, and is a WHO tool to support the national implementation of Resolution EUR/RC55/R9 on Prevention of Injuries in the WHO European Region. The 1.5 day workshop will take place in Banja Luka on 15–16 May 2018, organized by WHO/Europe in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Republika Srpska and the School of Medicine of Banja Luka University.

Injuries, including road traffic injuries, are the leading cause of death in children and young people aged 5–29 years. The threat of injuries and violence to public health and societal development has been recognized in the adoption of specific goals in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Sustainable Development Goal targets 3.6 on road safety, 5.2 on violence against women, and 16.2 on violence against children).

TEACH-VIP 2 focuses on health sector capacity-building in violence and injury prevention (VIP). The course contains different modules representing the main areas of burden and action required for prevention, as well as additional lectures on specific road safety risk factors. These materials will be delivered in English and Serbian.

Invited participants include experts and trainers who are responsible for training post-graduates and undergraduates, as well as representatives from medical schools. These participants will ideally be in a position to integrate TEACH-VIP 2 into the curriculum of their institutions and/or education systems.