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Fogarty International Collaborative Trauma and Injury Research Training Program (ICTIRT)


Photo of Toyota truck with people walking and riding bicycles on the side of the road in Tamale, Ghana.

"In 2006, Fogarty scholar James Damsere-
carried out a research project measuring
vechicle speeds in several locations along the
Accra-Kumasi road. His study showed extremely
low compliance with the posted speed limit in
built-up areas, where many pedestrian injuries
and deaths occurred. Damsere-Derry also
demonstrated that the mean speed was about
twice the speed limit and that 95% of vehicles
exceeded the limit."

This new program addresses the growing burden of morbidity and mortality in the developing world due to trauma and injury. The program is supported by FIC, seven NIH partners, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, the Pan American Health Organization, and the World Health Organization (WHO). It addresses training across the range of basic to applied science, the epidemiology of risk factors, acute care and survival, rehabilitation, and long-term mental health consequences. The current combined financial commitment from FIC and its partners is approximately $7 million over five years.

For detailed information about research objectives, eligibility, and funds available, please review the Program Announcement:


NIH News Release: April 22, 2005, April 7, 2004
Abstracts 2008 (from CRISP)


Aron Primack, M.D.

Program Officer
Division of International Training and Research
Building 31, Room B2C39
31 Center Drive, MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220 USA
Tel: (301) 496-1653
Fax: (301) 402-0779

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