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3rd Edition of International

Public Health Conference

March 21-23, 2024 | Singapore

IPHC 2022

Rodrigo Guerrero Velasco

Speaker at Public Health Conference 2022 - Rodrigo Guerrero Velasco
Universidad del Valle, Colombia
Title : Application of a method to prevent violence The case of Cali Colombia


We applied the method used by epidemiologists to control diseases of unknown nature to a social problem: violence in Cali. The method requires precise definition, identification of risk factors, hypotheses formulation, design and evaluation of interventionsi Violence was defined as the use of physical force with the intention to inflict injuryii, and affected by several risk factors: deficient law enforcement; availability of firearms; increased social alcohol consumption; organized crime; inequity and poverty; biological; and cultural factors. iii iv v An Epidemiological Surveillance System was developed to conduct careful analyses of characteristics of victim’s age and sex, time, type of weaponvi vii viii. All interventions were applied and carefully documented.ix x xi xii xiii Homicide rates and inequality were reduced in Cali.


Dr. Júlia Lelis Vieira holds a degree in Physical Education from the University of Franca (2007), a degree in Physical Education from the University of Franca (2006), a master's and doctorate in Public Health from the Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (2015/2022 ). She has experience in the area of Public Health, with an emphasis on Health Promotion for different audiences, working mainly on the following topics: leisure activities, leisure for specific groups and mental health.