Violence and Injury Prevention

Child injuries and violence

World report on child injury prevention

Every day more than 2000 children die from an injury which could have been prevented. This joint WHO/UNICEF report is a plea to keep kids safe by promoting evidence-based injury prevention interventions and sustained investment by all sectors. The report presents the current knowledge about the five most important causes of unintentional injury – road traffic injuries, drowning, burns, falls and poisoning – and makes seven recommendations for action.

Unintentional injuries

Recently WHO has stepped up its response to addressing child injury prevention.

Child maltreatment

WHO child maltreatment prevention activities include following up on the UN Secretary General's Study on Violence Against Children, and promoting implementation of the joint WHO-International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect document Preventing child maltreatment: a guide to taking evidence and generating action.

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