Wound caused by firearms - Unveiling the human face of the wounds caused by firearms"
Small Arms Research Project - Epidemiological Issues
Some of the results:
Out of the 100 gun-shot patients sampled from 2003 until May 2004:
91% were male, 9% female
16% carried a gun, 84% did not
22% knew their aggressor, 78% did not
7% were shot accidentally
4% tried to commit suicide
35% were victims of delinquency
29% were involved inc onflicts
5% were hit by a stray bullet
20% were struck due to unkown causes
Public awareness campaigns:
Small Arms & Light Weapons
Impact on Public Health Class for
Medical Students at
Last Saturday 27th. May Dr. Emperatriz Crespin address a class for Medical Students at the national university of El Salvador , increasing awarness about the small arms proliferation and misuse , also it was established the impact on public health, survivors assistance and the costs and limitations for human development in the region.
COLLECTING FACES FOR THE MILLION FACES
Last Friday 26th. May Medical
Students of IPPNW carried out a campaign in order to collect faces for
MILLION FACES CAMPAIGN AGAINST SMALL ARMS
Aikido against Small Arms
medicals Students Chapters of IPPNW El Salvador Collect faces
26th of May 2006 meeting at the national congress in order to talk about Small Arms and Light Weapons Laws control and try to advocate for more control since the congress..
From left to
right: Dr. Jairo Guerra , Dra.
Emperatriz Crespin (Public Health Network of IANSA), Sr. Martin
Representative at national congress of