Background More than 5 million people die every year as a result of injuries and violence. The majority of these need multi-sector efforts to their prevention and control. Over the last decade, as a result of the proclamation of the Decade of Action for Road Safety, the inclusion of Target 3.6 in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and increased funding to the area, many interventions are being implemented in countries with varying success rates. This session will focus on the principles that underpin multi-sectoral actions for injury prevention and control, and critically examine both successes and failures around the world.
To understand the role of data, infrastructure, education, enforcement and trauma care in saving lives from unintentional injuries.
To profile success stories on unintentional injury prevention in HICs and LMICs.
To understand the role of trauma care in saving lives from unintentional injury.
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