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Effective measures to prevent child injuries could help save 1000 lives a year

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 31 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3401
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. 1Geneva

Ministers and officials from 193 countries adopted a resolution at the annual World Health Assembly that identifies for the first time child injuries as a major threat to child survival and a neglected public health problem. They called for urgent action to prioritise prevention and care of child injuries in health programmes in developing countries.

The resolution by the assembly, the ruling body of the World Health Organization, specifically requests the head of WHO to establish public health policies and programmes for mitigating the consequences of …

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