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Capacity-building workshops enhance the leading role of the health sector in mounting a multisectoral response to violence and injury prevention.
Injuries in children are preventable and there is a huge potential to save children’s lives by concerted public health action.
WHO/Europe supports national focal persons across the Region to strengthen the capacity of the health systems in developing national action plans and policies on violence and injury prevention.
This is an important area for WHO/Europe in view of the focus on equity, social justice, health systems strengthening, governance and the whole of society approach, principles which are underpinned by Health 2020.
Compelling evidence shows that road traffic injuries can be prevented. WHO/Europe aims to help ensure road safety by collating evidence on health effects and prevention measures, identifying risk factors and promoting policy action and evidence based interventions.
Violence is one of the leading causes of death in WHO European Region. Implementing effective preventive interventions and policies may greatly reduce violence and its health, social and developmental consequences.
Falls, drownings, poisonings and fire-related injuries are some of the main causes of unintentional injury deaths in the WHO European Region.
The main goal of TEACH-VIP is to train students, professionals and practitioners in the field of public health to better apply key injury prevention and control principles, to contribute to the development of preventive programs and policies, design effective surveillance systems, evaluate intervention programs and policies, and collect and assess injury data.