World Report on Child Injury Prevention

World Report on Child Injury Prevention

The World Health Organization and UNICEF today released their World Report on Child Injury Prevention.

As stated in the WHO press release, “More than 2000 children die every day as a result of unintentional or accidental injuries. Every year tens of millions more worldwide are taken to hospitals with injuries that often leave them with lifelong disabilities.” The report documents the five leading causes of unintentional injury worldwide (road traffic injuries, drowning, burns, falls and poisoning) and makes recommendations for prevention strategies and programs.

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