WORLD’S EXPERTS GATHER TO EXCHANGE KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE ON PREVENTING VIOLENCE AND INJURIES AND SAVING LIVES

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18 SEPTEMBER 2016 | Tampere, FinlandĀ – Every day violence and injuries take the lives of more than 14 000 people. Experts gathered for Safety 2016, the 12th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, are sharing the latest evidence and experiences from prevention programmes which have demonstrated dramatic success in saving lives.

Effective strategies to prevent violence and injuries include setting and enforcing laws on a range of issues from speeding and smoke detectors to hot water tap temperatures and window guards, among others; reducing the availability and harmful use of alcohol; limiting access to firearms, knives, pesticides and certain medications; implementing vehicle and safety equipment standards; installing barriers controlling access to water, including wells and swimming pools; and improving emergency trauma care.

RELATED LINKS:

Safety 2016

https://www.thl.fi/en/web/injury-prevention/safety-2016

Injuries and violence: the facts 2014

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/149798/1/9789241508018_eng.pdf?ua=1&ua=1&ua=1

WHO violence and injury prevention

http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/en/

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