Violence and injuries

Violence and unintentional injuries cause a significant amount of deaths, human suffering and disability in the WHO European Region every year, accounting for almost 530 000 deaths (5.7% of all deaths) and 9.4% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in 2015. Injury and violence remain the leading causes of death in young people aged 5-49 years in the Region. To reduce the burden of violence and unintentional injury, WHO/Europe advocates the use of a public health approach.

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Are you a leader for road safety? The Region marks United Nations Global Road Safety Week

“Leadership” was the theme for the 5th United Nations Global Road Safety Week on 6–12 May 2019. Through the WHO country offices, activities and events on road safety were organized across 14 countries in the WHO European Region in conjunction with government agencies (police, health, transport, etc.), nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions, media outlets, road safety activists and civil societies.

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Best practices for urban and rural speed limits

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Video – Prevent child abuse and neglect

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53%

of all deaths from violence and unintentional injuries are caused by self-harm, road traffic injuries and falls in the WHO European Region.


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