Violence, Injury and Prevention & Disability Health Unit

About VIPD

Violence, Injury Prevention and Disability Unit (VIPD)

The Violence Injury Prevention and Disability Unit (VIPD) at the Health Services Academy
Islamabad has been established to address the issues of violence, injury prevention, and
disability under the directives of the Health Services Academy.

Trauma is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with low- and middle-
income countries (LMICs) disproportionately affected. In Pakistan, trauma-related injuries
are a major public health concern, with road traffic accidents, falls, and violence being the
leading causes of trauma.
The Fellowship in Trauma Research at the Violence Injury Prevention and Disability Unit
(VIPD Unit) is a dynamic 6-month online program designed to provide public health experts,
medical doctors and surgical practitioners with an intensive research experience especially
focused on Trauma and Emergency care. This condensed fellowship aims to equip
participants with the skills and knowledge required to engage in impactful surgical research
in this specialized field, all within the convenience of an online learning environment.

  • VisionWe aspire to become a leading national and global center for research and intervention in violence prevention, injury mitigation, and disability management within the public health domain.
  • MissionOur goal is to lead the public health sector in comprehensive research, innovation, and intervention techniques that reduce violence, prevent injuries, and advance disability-inclusive practices. We hope to create new knowledge, encourage creativity, and support evidence- based practices and policies both domestically and globally.
  • ObjectivesTo conduct high-quality research aimed at understanding the root causes of violence, injuries, and disabilities, and developing effective prevention and intervention strategies. 2. To promote a culture of innovation, creativity, and collaboration to address the challenges posed by violence, injuries, and disabilities. 3. To enhance the capacity of HSA faculty and students to engage in research, advocacy, and intervention initiatives related to violence prevention, injury mitigation, and disability management. 4. To establish partnerships and collaborations with governmental and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and communities to promote the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices in violence prevention, injury management, and disability inclusion.
  • • Empowering individuals and communities to advocate for their rights and participate in violence, injury prevention, and disability inclusion efforts
  • • Demonstrating empathy and understanding towards those affected by violence, injuries, and disabilities, and striving to provide holistic support and care.
  • • Embracing creativity and innovation in developing solutions to address the complex challenges of violence, injuries, and disabilities.

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VIPD Team:

  • Dr. Shahzad Ali Khan
  • Dr. Eesha Yaqoob
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Research Management

Events

VIPD Team:

Prof. Dr. Shahzad Ali Khan

Patron in Chief Professor Dr. Shahzad Ali Khan PhD, FFPH, FRSPH, MPH, MBA Finance, MBBS Vice Chancellor, Health Services Academy, MoNHSR&C

shahzad@hsa.edu.pk

Dr. Eesha Yaqoob

Head of the Unit Dr. Eesha Yaqoob PhD, MPhil, MSPH Assistant Professor, Health Services Academy, MoNHSR&C

eesha@hsa.edu.pk

VIPD Contact

For further information or queries, feel free to contact us at: • 051-9255590-5 • Email; vipd@hsa.edu.pk • http://hsa.edu.pk/ • Address; PM's National Health Complex, Park Road, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad

+92-51-9255592-EXT-102

vipd@hsa.edu.pk

http://hsa.edu.pk/

Health Services Academy

PM's National Health Complex, Park Road, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad

Overview:
Trauma is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with low- and middle-
income countries (LMICs) disproportionately affected. In Pakistan, trauma-related injuries
are a major public health concern, with road traffic accidents, falls, and violence being the
leading causes of trauma.
The Fellowship in Trauma Research at the Violence Injury Prevention and Disability Unit
(VIPD Unit) is a dynamic 6-month online program designed to provide public health experts,
medical doctors and surgical practitioners with an intensive research experience especially
focused on Trauma and Emergency care. This condensed fellowship aims to equip
participants with the skills and knowledge required to engage in impactful surgical research
in this specialized field, all within the convenience of an online learning environment.

Application Process:

Admission Criteria:
 Applicants from Faculty/ Medical students/ Post Graduate Trainees, BSPH, MSPH
and Social sciences
 Those meeting the initial eligibility requirements and qualifications will proceed to
the interview phase of the selection process.

Program Fee Structure:
The program fee for the Fellowship in Trauma Research is Rs 60,000/-. This fee covers the
entire duration of the fellowship and includes access to all program benefits, resources,
mentorship, and training. We believe this investment is a valuable opportunity for participants
to advance their careers and make a meaningful impact on public health through trauma
research.
This 6-month online program offers an intensive and focused research experience, catering to
health care practitioners who wish to gain expertise in the field of trauma and emergency care
system within a shorter time frame.

 

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