10 facts on injuries to children

October 2012

A young girl smiles.
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Every day, 1000 child deaths could be prevented by proven injury prevention measures. For every child who dies from an injury, many more are left with lifelong disabilities.

The first world report on child injury prevention discusses the five most common unintentional injuries to children and teenagers that cause death, as well as ways to reduce rates of injuries and save lives.

Read more about the findings of the child injury prevention report

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