First Phase Dissemination and impact assessment workshop on Injury studies at Makwanpur district (29th March – 2nd April 2021)
Aug. 15, 2021

In collaboration with MIRA, the NIRC organized a series of events to share the findings from five of our research studies. All the events took place in Makwanpur District, Nepal. 

  1. 29th March 2021 (Chure Hill Hospital) and 30th March 2021 (Hetauda Hospital) - dissemination of the findings from our study to test a model of hospital-based injury surveillance, and our study to explore the feasibility of training the traffic police in first response to road traffic crashes
  2. We shared the findings of a study to test a way of recording fatal injuries occurring in rural communities in Bakaiya Rural Municipality on 31st March 2021 and in Bhimphedi Rural Municipality on 1st April 2021.  
  3. We shared the findings of a household survey of injuries sustained at home and at work and a study to explore public perceptions of risk of being injured at home and at work in Bakaidya Rural Municipality on 31st March 2021 and in Thaha Municipality on 2nd April 2021.    

In total, ninety stakeholders and members of the local community took part in the dissemination events. Participants included Hospital Directors, Medical
Superintendents, Hospital Managers, Consultant Physicians, Consultant Surgeons, Medical Officers, Hospital Matrons, Staff Nurses, Auxillary Nurses and Paramedics from Hetauda Hospital and Chure Hill Hospital, and the Mayors, Deputy Mayors, Palika Officers, Ward Chairmen, and Health workers from Thaha Municipality, Bhimphedi Rural Municipality and Bakaiya Rural Municipality. The events were facilitated by Prof. Dr Sunil Kumar Joshi, Prof. Dr Sunil Raja Manandhar, Eng. Mr. Anish Khadka and Mr. Dhruba Adhikari and about 15- 20 people took part in each event.