Publication of World Report on Child Injury Prevention

December 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;12/12/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 49, p1332
This article summarizes the "World Report on Child Injury Prevention" released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in December 2008. The report covers the major mechanisms of child injuries: road traffic injuries, drowning, burns, falls and poisonings. It reviews each mechanism according to its epidemiology, known risk factors, interventions and their effectiveness, and strategies to prevent or manage the particular type of injury.


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