WHO Collaborating Centre
The WHO Collaborating Centre (CC), established in 2002 in the Department of Epidemiology at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences is a multidisciplinary unit working with the goals of reducing the burden of injury and violence in India and other Low and Middle income Countries (LMICs) with multipronged strategies and evidence-based approaches. The CC focuses strongly on intersectoral approaches to promote, implement and integrate injury prevention countermeasures in India and other LMICs.Our major emphasis has been to develop/implement/monitor and evaluate injury prevention programs with an equal emphasis on organization and delivery of trauma care services and rehabilitation. Our major focus of work has been on Road Traffic Injuries (RTIs), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Childhood injuries, Workplace injuries, Suicide and Violence Prevention. Other injuries being addressed include falls, downing and burns injuries. Activities of the centre include epidemiological and public health research, capacity strengthening and human resource development, programme development and implementation, influencing public health and injury prevention policies and programmes, advocacy through continuous engagement with stakeholders along with monitoring and evaluation. We work closely with a number of national and international organizations, local communities and other partners to promote and strengthen injury prevention and safety promotion.