Violence and injuries

Violence and unintentional injury cause a significant amount of deaths, human suffering and disability in the WHO European Region every year, accounting for almost 700 000 deaths (7% of all deaths) and 14% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). WHO/Europe advocates to reduce violence and unintentional injury by promoting a public health approach based on evidence and multisectoral cooperation.

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Areas of work

WHO supports countries in preventing violence and injuries in the following areas:
  • Development of national policies
  • Disability
  • Road safety
  • Violence prevention
  • Child injuries and violence
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