Violence and Injury Prevention

Strategic plan for capacity building 2009-2013

Capacity building is one of the main challenges facing the violence and injury prevention field today. Despite increased awareness, recognition and political commitment to violence and injury prevention capacity building needs have for so long been neglected that a comprehensive and sustained approach to capacity building is necessary.

WHO has consulted with a wide range of stakeholders in the course of formulating WHO's medium term strategic plan for capacity building in the area of violence and injury prevention. The strategic plan advances the rationale for increased emphasis and attention to capacity building in the field, and details what WHO expects to contribute over the coming years in the domains of human resources, institutional and infrastructural capacity development, and networks and partnerships.

WHO actively encourages those engaged in violence and injury prevention and those who can support this work to review this plan, and determine whether there are potential opportunities for collaboration, synergy, and support.

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Ms. Laura Sminkey
Communications Officer
Tel.: +41 22 791 45 47