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Injuries and violence: new initiatives Etienne Krug Director, Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability World Health Organization.

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1 Injuries and violence: new initiatives Etienne Krug Director, Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability World Health Organization

2 New initiatives Decade of action on road safety: Child injury prevention Child maltreatment prevention Trauma care

3 Decade of action on road safety:

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5 Child injury prevention

6 Continued roll out of World Report Regional and national launches Policy discussions in international political fora Partnerships Supporting countries to set up prevention and services

7 Child maltreatment "Working together for a Safer Childhood" 3rd ISPCAN Arab Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1-4 March 2009 Saudi "National Family Safety Programme" Example: Child protection centre in Jordan "Dar Al Aman" or "House of Security". "Child maltreatment comes out of the shadows" Bulletin of World Health Organization, May 2009.

8 Child maltreatment: planned multi-country child maltreatment prevention project WHO and partners Reduce child maltreatment and life-long negative consequences 5-10 low- and middle-income countries –Capacity development –National policy and programmes –Child maltreatment monitoring –Outcome evaluation Reduced child maltreatment –Enhanced child development –Enhanced academic performance –Improved life-long health Resource mobilization underway "The 2006 WHO report on prevention of child maltreatment drew attention to the need for this topic to achieve the prominence and investment in prevention and epidemiological monitoring that is given to other serious public-health concerns with lifelong consequences affecting children" (Gilbert et al, Lancet, 3 December, 2008).

9 Trauma care: EMRO successes Many centres of excellence and success stories in EMRO. –Qatar: Well organized trauma unit at Hamad General Hospital –Oman: Leader in orthopaedic care –Pakistan: Emergency services at Aga Khan in Karachi. –Many other examples. However, there is a lack of –Global coordination and leadership –Widespread uptake of trauma care

10 Trauma care: global initiative to scale up Preparations for a large scale global trauma care initiative: Global Forum - increase political will. –Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – October, 2009 High level policy discussions Robust country support programme –As with HIV/AIDS, malaria, essential medicines, and others Looking for –Champions –Political support –Funding.

11 For all of these initiatives Champions Technical collaboration Political support Funding.

12 Thank you !


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