Violence and Injury Prevention

Fact sheets

The World report on child injury prevention, the first world report on this topic, presents the current knowledge about the five most important causes of unintentional injury – road traffic injuries, drowning, fire-related burns, falls and poisoning – to children under the age of 18 years as well as some of the actions that need to be taken in order to tackle the problem.

General fact sheets
The following fact sheets give you the 11 main messages from the World report on child injury prevention and 7 recommendations from the report that should be considered when developing child injury prevention programmes.

Main messages


Specific fact sheets
Each fact sheet focuses on one type of unintentional injury. Aside from a definition of the problem it summarizes the key data and provides an overview of the scale of the problem, the risk factors and the proven interventions for prevention.

Road traffic injuries





What you can do
This fact sheet outlines some of the simple things that we, as parents, grandparents, teachers or members of a community, can do to keep kids safe from injury.

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