South-eastern Europe subregional workshop: “Improving capacity for injury prevention through improved injury surveillance” (2014)



Every year injuries cause a significant number of deaths and human suffering in the WHO European Region, and pose a threat to the Region's economic and social development. Unintentional injuries are responsible for two-third of all injury deaths, accounting for some 500 000 deaths and 15 million disability adjusted life years (DALYs) lost.

With this in mind, the WHO Regional Office for Europe organized the South-eastern Europe (SEE) subregional workshop "Improving capacity for injury prevention through improved injury surveillance" on 21-22 October 2014 in Budva, Montenegro, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Montenegro and the support of the Norwegian Directorate of Health. 

Participants were injury prevention and surveillance experts from countries from South-eastern Europe.

The workshop used the TEACH-VIP injury surveillance modules and incorporated injury surveillance expertise and technical know-how from the Norwegian Directorate of Health.