Child injuries are a global public health problem. In 2011, WHO estimates that over 630 000 children under the age of 15 were killed by an injury. Injuries are the leading cause of death, and in many countries the leading cause of death, for children after their first birthday. There is also high morbidity associated with childhood injuries: for every injured child who dies, there are several thousand children who live on with varying degrees of disability. A large proportion of these injuries (for example, drowning, burns, falls) occur in or around the home.