Injury prevention and control: a guide to developing a multisectoral plan of action, surveillance and research
AbstractInjuries are becoming a major public health problem. More than 90% of the world's deaths from injuries occur in low- and middle-income countries, with road traffic injuries the leading cause of injury-related deaths. In the Eastern Mediterranean Region, they are among the leading causes of death among children and people of working age. The burden injuries impose on health care systems in the Region in terms of provision of acute care and rehabilitation services is enormous. Yet, prevention is low on the public health agenda of most of the countries of the Region. This publication addresses unintentional injuries with a focus on road traffic injuries. It examines the situation in the Region, and provides a step by step approach to developing a national policy on injury prevention and management, followed by sections on injury surveillance and research. Target: Policy-makers, public health specialists and researchers
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. (2006). Injury prevention and control: a guide to developing a multisectoral plan of action, surveillance and research. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/116504
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Gov't Doc #WHO-EM/HLP/033/E
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