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10 facts on injuries to children

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A right to safety

All children have the right to a safe environment and deserve protection from injury. Many young lives could be saved by integrating child injury prevention into other global child health efforts. Improved child-friendly, emergency health services could also help reduce the consequences of injuries.

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