Every year, around 830 000 children die from unintentional or qaccidentalq injuries. The vast majority of these injuries occur in low-income and middle-income countries. However, dozens of prevention strategies and programmes exist. If they were integrated into other child survival programmes and implemented on a larger scale, many of these deaths and much of the injury-related disability could be prevented. Improved health services could also go a long way in reducing the consequences of these injuries. To draw attention to this important public health problem and the possible solutions, WHO and UNICEF have produced this World report on child injury prevention with support from many experts. The report documents the magnitude, risks and prevention measures for child injuries globally - particularly for drowning, burns, road traffic injuries, falls and poisoning. The report makes seven concrete recommendations for policy-makers to improve child injury prevention.Florence, UNICEF (http://www.childfriendlycities. org/networking/ dominican_republic.html, accessed 8 May 2008). 126. ... Co-operation and Development, 1998 (http:// www.oecd.org/dataoecd/24/4/2103492.pdf, accessed 23 January 2008). ... Conspicuity and bicycle crashes: preliminary findings of the Taupo Bicycle Study.
|Title||:||World Report on Child Injury Prevention|
|Author||:||M. M. Peden|
|Publisher||:||World Health Organization - 2008|