Injury caused by road accidents is a growing problem around the world. It is estimated that nearly 1.2 million people die and between 20 and 50 million are injured or disabled as a result of road accidents every year, which in turn places great pressure on health systems globally. The majority of the deaths occur in South-East Asia and the Western Pacific.
The aim of the Injury Division is to carry out high-quality research into the causes of these and other injuries, and investigate prevention and treatment strategies. Our work covers a range of topics from surveillance, observational and intervention studies through to program evaluation and policy research. Much of our work focuses on young driver safety and Indigenous road safety. We have also developed a program of research in low- and middle-income countries including China, India and Vietnam.