WHO Report On Child Injury Prevention

Posted on December 16, 2008

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December 2008

The WHO report on child injury prevention shows that unintentional injury is the leading cause of childhood deaths after age 9.

According to the report, the top five causes of injury deaths are:

1- Road crashes- 260,000
2- Drowing- 175,000
3- Burns- 96,000
4-Falls- 47,000
5-Poisons-45,000

Africa has the highest rate of injury deaths, 10 times higher than high income countries.
Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Sweden and UK have the lowest rate.
If proven prevention measures are enforced at least 1000 lives could be saved daily.

Read report here:

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