Research Plan

Research Plan

We intend to derive regional estimates of the burden of injury by analysis of data sources that already exist in the region. This implies that we will not do any prospective primary data collection. Instead, we will focus on developing analytical methods to correct for bias and extrapolate from existing data sources. The following illustrate a few key components of the process of estimating the burden of injuries in sub-Saharan Africa:

We anticipate that we will need analytical solutions to a cluster of methodological issues in such estimation. These relate with:

Beyond the implications of this work for sub-Saharan Africa, this study seeks to establish methods for estimating injuries in information-poor settings.