WHO – Applications for MENTOR-VIP open until 6 May 2016

April 19, 2016   |   Categories: CARSP News, News

Last Updated on April 19, 2016


WHO's global mentoring programme, MENTOR-VIP, is designed to assist junior injury prevention practitioners to develop specific skills through structured collaboration with a more experienced person who has volunteered to act as a mentor. Since its inception in 2007, more than 70 mentorships on a range of violence and injury topics have been undertaken. Recent collaborations include:

    • Review and situation analysis of poisoning; development of an intervention strategy or plan for poisoning prevention in Bangladesh;
    • Hospital-based bedside counselling to prevent child injury in China;
    • Study of pedestrian knowledge, attitudes and behaviour around a busy highway in India;
    • Gap/problem analysis of a national injury surveillance system and improvements to surveillance system design and implementation in      Jamaica;
    • Literature review of child injury and application of Haddon's Matrix to case series in Pakistan;
    • Social acceptability of barriers to prevent drowning in children and publication of papers summarizing drowning prevention in the Philippines;
    • Linkage of data on road traffic injuries using police and hospital data and development of a policy brief in Romania;
    • Preparation of research proposal on psycho-social factors related to suicide in South Africa;
    • School area road safety assessments for primary school children in United Republic of Tanzania.

MENTOR-VIP is an excellent opportunity for committed injury and violence prevention practitioners to improve their skills and benefit from the guidance of a more practiced mentor. Applicants who wish to apply to be mentored during 2016-2017, or individuals who would like to volunteer to be mentors, may find out more information about MENTOR-VIP by visiting: 

For more information contact Dr David Meddings (

Etienne Krug, MD, MPH
Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention
World Health Organization
20 Avenue Appia
1211 Geneva 27

Tel: + 41 22 791 3535/2881
Fax: + 41 22 791 4489
E-mail: :


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