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10 facts on injuries to children

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Injuries to children

Nearly 90% of injuries to children are the result of unintentional or "accidental" incidents. Around 830 000 children die from such injuries every year, nearly 2300 each day. More than 1000 of these children could be saved if proven injury prevention measures were applied worldwide.

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