Violence and Injury Prevention

World report on child injury prevention

World report on child injury prevention

Every day more than 2000 children and teenagers die from an injury which could have been prevented. This joint WHO / UNICEF report is a plea to keep kids safe by promoting evidence-based injury prevention interventions and sustained investment by all sectors. The report presents the current knowledge about the five most important causes of unintentional injury – road traffic injuries, drowning, burns, falls and poisoning – and makes seven recommendations for action.


Read what key partners and experts say on the importance and impact of the World report on child injury prevention.


All information related to the launch: opening statements, programme, etc.

Technical Content

World Report

Full and summary report and separate chapters in various languages.

Child-friendly version

More information

This report aims to inform children about various types of injuries and possible responses.


All data

Tables, figures, fact sheets and maps on child injury and its determinants.



Poster series "Clay figures"
(PDF format)


All statements

WHO Director-General and child injury experts on the importance and impact of this report.


All pictures

High-resolution pictures from the report for public use.

Quick links to press materials

Related links


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Ms Laura Sminkey
Communications Officer
Tel.: +41 22 791 45 47
Mob.: +41 79 249 35 20


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