Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability (VIP)

WHO and the International Society for Burn Injuries issue new fact sheet on burns

On 23 August 2004 in the context of the 12th Congress of the International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI), WHO and ISBI issued a new fact sheet on burns, which describes the extent of the problem globally, the factors which place people at risk of burns, and ways to prevent burns and care for the injured. The conference, hosted in Yokohama, Japan, drew more than 500 experts from around the world. Issues addressed included the need for safer lamps and cooking stoves in developing countries.

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