Injuries Social Aetiology and Consequences (ISAC)

Injuries rank high as a cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide with an estimated 4.8 million people dying each year as a result of injuries, corresponding to approximately 10% of the world's deaths. Another 973 million persons sustain injuries that require healthcare assistance of some kind. The risk of being injured is closely related to people’s living, commuting and working conditions and poverty is both a cause and a consequence of injuries. Whereas there is no vaccine to prevent people from getting injured, there is a host of evidence-based strategies to build upon to help prevent injuries from happening and to minimise their consequences.

The vision of the ISAC group is to make a significant and original scientific contribution to injury studies and ultimately social equity in health, poverty reduction and safe development through evidence-based injury prevention and control.