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Title: Injury surveillance: a tool for decision-making: annual injury surveillance report, Egypt, 2009
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: Injuries, intentional or unintentional, kill more than 400 000 people in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region each year. Death rates due to injury tend to be higher among lower income groups. To develop effective prevention strategies most countries need better information, in particular the numbers and types of injuries that occur and the circumstances in which they occur. The injury surveillance system of Egypt has evolved over the past 10 years to cover almost all causes of injuries (and the resultant deaths and disabilities) and their causative reasons. All Ministry of Health hospitals, as well as most university hospitals across the country, are now covered by this system. This comprehensive report of injury surveillance in Egypt for 2009 provides the necessary evidence to policy-makers for planning and decision-making. It is also aimed at researchers and practitioners of injury prevention and surveillance, for whom it provides a practical example on how to develop information systems for the collection of systematic data on injuries
Description: 56 p. ; 30 cm.
Keywords: Wounds and Injuries
Accidents, Traffic
Health Status Indicators
Violence
Subject: Accidents and Accident Prevention
الحوادث والوقاية من الحوادث
Gov't Doc #: WHO-EM/HLP/067/E
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/116634
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/dsaf/dsa1087.pdf
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