Last Wednesday, the World Health Organization announced the release of a groundbreaking report entitled The World Report on Child Injury Prevention, which provides the first comprehensive global assessment of unintentional childhood injuries and prescribes measures to prevent them. It concludes that if proven prevention measures were adopted everywhere at least 1000 children’s lives could be saved every day.
The report finds that the top five causes of child injury deaths are:
Child injury prevention measures cited in the Report include:
This list of child injury prevention best practices adopted in various countries is also helpful.