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This analysis of the public health consequences of gun violence by the Institute for Security Studies, IANSA members in South Africa, highlights how cause-of-death data is an essential component of health information systems. Such data can be used to support decision making about resource allocation in health services as well as to establish more effective injury prevention and control programmes.

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The World Bank has launched ‘The Hive’, an online platform for organisations and institutions working on fragility, conflict, and violence to share and build knowledge.

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS), South Africa, has published a Monograph exploring the role of armed private military and security companies in peacekeeping operations in Africa.

The German Government is providing EUR 750,000 for specialist Libyan and international teams to locate, secure and destroy small arms and ammunition arsenals.

On 14-15 March, IANSA members and Secretariat staff participated in a regional seminar on the joint project by the European Union and the African Union titled “The Fight Against the Illicit Accumulation and Trafficking of Firearms in Africa” in Windhoek, Namibia.

On 8 September, Omega Research Foundation and the Institute for Security Studies Africa organised a training workshop on the identification of military, security and policing equipment;

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) celebrates the publication of its fifth Annual Review.