Dr Alexander Butchart is the coordinator of the Prevention of Violence Team at the World Health Organisation. His research focuses on the development of policies and guidelines for the prevention of violence. Prior to this he worked as a lead scientist in the South African Violence and Injury Surveillance Consortium. The World Health Organisation produced the first comprehensive review of the problem of violence on a global scale. Since then it has encouraged groups to address the issue through the Violence Prevention Alliance and the Global Campaign for Violence Prevention.
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