Simple measures could halve global deaths from unintentional injury, report saysBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2939 (Published 10 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2939
- Caroline White
Unintentional injuries kill more than 2000 children every day around the world, and harm tens of millions of others every year, say the World Health Organization and Unicef in a joint report published this week.
The global death toll could be halved with the adoption of sometimes relatively simple evidence based measures, says the report.
These include legislation on the wearing of car seatbelts and cycle helmets for children; temperature regulation for hot water taps; and child resistant medicine bottles, lighters, and household products.