WHO Violence and Injury Prevention Unit

The World Health Organization's Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability (VIP) works to prevent injuries and violence, to mitigate their consequences, and to enhance the quality of life for persons with disabilities irrespective of the causes. It does so by:

  • Raising awareness about the magnitude and consequences of injuries, violence and disability,
  • Analyzing and disseminating information,
  • Fostering multisectoral networks and partnerships, and
  • Supporting national, regional and global efforts to:

       - Improve data collection
       - Develop science-based approaches to injury and violence prevention, control and rehabilitation
       - Disseminate proven and promising interventions
       - Improve services for persons with disabilities, as well as victims and survivors of injuries and violence, and their families
       - Enhance teaching and training programmes
       - Create multidisciplinary policies and action plans.


Dinesh Sethi, MSc MD FFPH
Technical Officer
European Centre for Environment and Health, Rome
Phone: +39 064877 526
Fax: +39 064877 599