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9th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion

Date: 15-18 March 2008
Place: Merida, Mexico

The World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion is a platform for sharing the latest scientific knowledge on preventing violent and injury-related death and disability. It will draw more than 1500 leading researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and advocates.

Participants will share information and experiences, discuss current approaches and plan next steps in data collection, policy development, services for victims and prevention. Special attention will be given to globalization and its implications for violence and injury prevention.

In conjunction with the conference, the Mexican government will host a regional meeting on violence and injury prevention for Ministers of Health of the Americas on 14 March 2008.

The meetings are co-sponsored by WHO and Mexico's Ministry of Health.

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