WHO report of the seventh annual European meeting of violence and injury prevention national focal persons of the Ministries of Health
On 17-18 October 2012 the WHO Regional Office for Europe convened in Antalya the 7th network meeting of the violence and injury prevention national focal persons of the Ministries of Health. The meeting, hosted by the Ministry of Health of Turkey, was attended by 67 participants, with focal persons from 40 countries, as well as representatives from WHO, European Commission, nongovernmental organizations and other stakeholders. Key note presentations made on emergency trauma care services in Turkey and on WHO future global directions in violence and injury prevention were much appreciated as were those on the need of a regional action plan to prevent child maltreatment. Progress in the Region on violence and injury prevention was reviewed and ongoing activities discussed. These included lessons learnt from the launches of surveys of adverse childhood experiences in several member states, the on-going activities such as the survey for the Global status report on road safety 2013, the launches for the Decade of Action for Road Safety, the Road Safety in 10 countries project, and on promoting violence prevention, in particular through the forthcoming Global status report on violence prevention.