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CHALLENGES FOR INJURY PREVENTION IN LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES
  1. M Híjar
  1. Researcher Fundación Entornos A.C. México

    Abstract

    During the session will be presented the changes observed in patterns of unintentional and intentional injuries during the last 10 years in countries of Low and Middle income and the challenges to confront in the next future on the next issues:

    • Lack of reliable data, both for unintentional and violence related injuries

    • Most of the preventive interventions replicate (but no local translated) those that has been successful on HIC,

    • Evaluation is not included on the intervention plan.

    • The target groups are different among countries and into the same country.

    • Disabilities and mental effects are not considered into the injury prevention plans

    • Pre and hospital care are not well organised and facilities are poorly equipped

    • Changes on the mobility patterns that means different risk exposure

    • The Safety approaches used for injury prevention are not comprehensive

    • Injury prevention programmes without or little importance of psychological and sociological determinants of injury.

    The session will discuss the importance that interventions on injury prevention in LMIC have to achieve long-term improvements in community safety in order to develop sustainable safety environments.

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