Violence and Injury Prevention

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General

2270 children die from injuries every day.
More than 1000 children could be saved every day if proven injury prevention measures were applied worldwide.

EMRO
WHO / P Virot

Road traffic injuries

2270 children die from injuries every day.
Seat-belts, helmets, car seats, bicycle and pedestrian lanes, daytime running lights, speed limits, drinking and driving laws, and graduated driver licensing prevent road traffic injuries.

AIPF
WHO / T Toroyan
WHO / T Toroyan
WHO / T Toroyan
ASIRT
WHO / M Peden

Drowning

480 children die from drowning every day.
Life jackets, fencing around swimming pools, covering water hazards and prompt first aid prevent drowning.

CDC
Marine Safety Victoria

Burns

260 children die from burns every day.
Smoke alarms, child-resistant lighters and hot-water temperature regulators prevent burns while dedicated burns centres reduce their consequences.

J Ozanne Smith
K McGee
WHO / P Virot

Falls

130 children die from falls every day.
Window guards, standards for playground equipment, and specially designed children's products prevent falls.

R Simpson
WHO / T Toroyan

Poisoning

125 children die from poisoning every day.
Safe storage of toxic agents, child-resistant packaging, distributing medication in non-lethal quantities and poison control centres prevent poisoning.

WHO / C Black
L Matzopoulos



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