The broad goal of this proposal is to strengthen the capacity for injury control research in Ghana, building a cadre of qualified researchers, with growing collaborations between neighboring West African countries. The project will generate research that will be translated into effective activities and implementable policy across the spectrum of injury control.
The specific aims are: 1. Develop and implement high-quality, locally-managed short and long-term advanced training opportunities in global injury control within Ghana, to train future leaders in the field. 2. Engage junior researchers in innovative, mentored injury-related health research to reduce the burden of injury and strengthen policies and the practice of injury control. 3. Expand and consolidate existing collaborative research and training networks by integrating researchers from Ghana, other West African nations, the UW and other institutions with a shared commitment to preventing and treating injury. Training and research activities will address the multi-disciplinary spectrum of injury control. This program builds upon a 15 year collaboration for injury research between KNUST and UW, and has significantly influenced policy in Ghana. At the end of the study period, this training program will have strengthened collaborations throughout the region, scholars will have competed successfully for research funding and will have contributed to a growing base of policy-relevant research.
In stark contrast to the reduction in injury deaths among industrial nations, low and middle-income countries (LMIC) have experienced growing rates of fatal injury, most notably in sub-Saharan Africa. This proposal builds upon long-standing collaborations developed in the UW-KNUST Fogarty program, in order to (i) develop a cadre of trained injury research leaders, and (ii) engage junior researchers in innovative, mentored injury- related health research to reduce the burden of injury and strengthen the practice of injury control. We will develop, expand and consolidate existing collaborative research and training networks by integrating researchers from Ghana, other West African nations, the UW and other institutions with a shared commitment to preventing and treating injury.
|Zakariah, Ahmed; Stewart, Barclay T; Boateng, Edmund et al. (2017) The Birth and Growth of the National Ambulance Service in Ghana. Prehosp Disaster Med 32:83-93|
|Stewart, Barclay T; Gyedu, Adam; Quansah, Robert et al. (2016) District-level hospital trauma care audit filters: Delphi technique for defining context-appropriate indicators for quality improvement initiative evaluation in developing countries. Injury 47:211-9|
|Stewart, Barclay T; Quansah, Robert; Gyedu, Adam et al. (2016) Serial Assessment of Trauma Care Capacity in Ghana in 2004 and 2014. JAMA Surg 151:164-71|
|Gyedu, Adam; Stewart, Barclay; Mock, Charles et al. (2016) Prevalence of preventable household risk factors for childhood burn injury in semi-urban Ghana: A population-based survey. Burns 42:633-8|
|Stewart, Barclay T; Lafta, Riyadh; Cherewick, Megan et al. (2016) Road traffic injuries in Baghdad from 2003 to 2014: results of a randomised household cluster survey. Inj Prev 22:321-7|
|Stewart, Barclay T; Gyedu, Adam; Giannou, Christos et al. (2016) Consensus recommendations for essential vascular care in low- and middle-income countries. J Vasc Surg 64:1770-1779.e1|
|Gyedu, A; Stewart, B T; Nakua, E et al. (2016) Assessment of risk of peripheral vascular disease and vascular care capacity in low- and middle-income countries. Br J Surg 103:51-9|
|Stewart, Barclay T; Yankson, Isaac Kofi; Afukaar, Francis et al. (2016) Road Traffic and Other Unintentional Injuries Among Travelers to Developing Countries. Med Clin North Am 100:331-43|
|Tansley, Gavin; Stewart, Barclay; Zakariah, Ahmed et al. (2016) Population-level Spatial Access to Prehospital Care by the National Ambulance Service in Ghana. Prehosp Emerg Care 20:768-775|
|Stewart, Barclay T; Tansley, Gavin; Gyedu, Adam et al. (2016) Mapping Population-Level Spatial Access to Essential Surgical Care in Ghana Using Availability of Bellwether Procedures. JAMA Surg 151:e161239|
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