World Report on Child Injury Prevention

World Report on Child Injury Prevention
Author: C. Branche,J. Ozanne-Smith,K. Oyebite,A. A. Hyder
Pages: 211
ISBN: 9789241563574
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: World Health Organization
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Child injuries have been neglected for many years, and are largely absent from child survival initiatives presently on the global agenda. Through this World report on child injury prevention, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children's Fund and many partners have set out to elevate child injury to a priority for the global public health and development communities. The knowledge and experience of nearly two hundred experts from all continents and various sectors were invaluable in grounding the report in the realities faced in many countries. This World report on child injury prevention should be seen as a complement to the UN Secretary-General's study on violence against children released in late 2006. That report addressed violence-related or intentional injuries. Both reports suggest that child injury and violence prevention programmes need to be integrated into child survival and other broad strategies focused on improving the lives of children. Evidence demonstrates the dramatic successes in child injury prevention in countries which have made a concerted effort. These results make a case for increasing investments in human resources and institutional capacities. This would permit the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes to stem the tide of child injury and enhance the health and well-being of children and their families the world over. Implementing proven interventions could save more than a thousand children's lives a day." - p. vii.

European Report on Child Injury Prevention

European Report on Child Injury Prevention
Author: Dinesh Sethi,World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Pages: 98
ISBN: 9789289042956
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: WHO Regional Office Europe
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Every year, unintentional injuries kill nearly 42,000 children and young people under the age of 20 in the WHO European Region. Injuries are the leading cause of death among those aged 5-19 years, and 5 out of 6 of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Irrespective of country income, the burden falls disproportionately on children from the most disadvantaged groups.

World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention

World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention
Author: Marjorie Peden
Pages: 52
ISBN: 9781437904062
Available:
Release: 2008-09-01
Editor: DIANE Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Every day thousands of people are killed and injured on our roads. Millions of people each year will spend long weeks in the hospital after severe crashes and many will never be able to live, work or play as they used to do. Current efforts to address road safety are minimal in comparison to this growing human suffering. This report presents a comprehensive overview of what is known about the magnitude, risk factors and impact of road traffic injuries, and about ways to prevent and lessen the impact of road crashes. Over 100 experts, from all continents and different sectors -- including transport, engineering, health, police, education and civil society -- have worked to produce the report. Charts and tables.

World Report on Violence and Health

World Report on Violence and Health
Author: WHO,World Health Organization
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9241545615
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Release: 2002
Editor: World Health Organization
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This report is part of WHO's response to the 49th World Health Assembly held in 1996 which adopted a resolution declaring violence a major and growing public health problem across the world. It is aimed largely at researchers and practitioners including health care workers, social workers, educators and law enforcement officials.

Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Volume 7

Disease Control Priorities  Third Edition  Volume 7
Author: Charles N. Mock,Rachel Nugent,Olive Kobusingye,Kirk R. Smith
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781464805233
Available:
Release: 2017-10-27
Editor: World Bank Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The substantial burden of death and disability that results from interpersonal violence, road traffic injuries, unintentional injuries, occupational health risks, air pollution, climate change, and inadequate water and sanitation falls disproportionally on low- and middle-income countries. Injury Prevention and Environmental Health addresses the risk factors and presents updated data on the burden, as well as economic analyses of platforms and packages for delivering cost-effective and feasible interventions in these settings. The volume's contributors demonstrate that implementation of a range of prevention strategies-presented in an essential package of interventions and policies-could achieve a convergence in death and disability rates that would avert more than 7.5 million deaths a year.

Road Traffic Injury Prevention Training Manual

Road Traffic Injury Prevention Training Manual
Author: Dinesh Mohan,M. Khayesi,Geetam Tiwari,Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi,Fredrick Muyia Nafukho
Pages: 113
ISBN: 9789241546751
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: World Health Organization
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Road traffic collisions kill about 1.2 million people around the world every year but they are largely neglected as a health and development issue, perhaps because they are still viewed by many as being beyond human control. Efforts to prevent road traffic injuries are hampered by a lack of human capacity. Policy-makers, researchers and practitioners need information on effective prevention measure and on how to develop, implement and evaluate such interventions. There is a need to train more specialists in road traffic injury prevention in order to address the growing problem of road traffic injuries at international levels.

WHO Global Report on Falls Prevention in Older Age

WHO Global Report on Falls Prevention in Older Age
Author: World Health Organization
Pages: 47
ISBN: 9789241563536
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: World Health Organization
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The WHO Falls Prevention for Active Ageing model provides an action plan for making progress in reducing the prevalence of falls in the older adult population. By building on the three pillars of falls prevention, the model proposes specific strategies for: 1. Building awareness of the importance of falls prevention and treatment; 2. Improving the assessment of individual, environmental, and societal factors that increase the likelihood of falls; and 3. For facilitating the design and implementation of culturally appropriate, evidence-based interventions that will significantly reduce the number of falls among older persons. The model provides strategies and solutions that will require the engagement of multiple sectors of society. It is dependent on and consistent with the vision articulated in the WHO Active Ageing Policy Framework. Although not all of the awareness, assessment, and intervention strategies identified in the model apply equally well in all regions of the world, there are significant evidence-based strategies that can be effectively implemented in all regions and cultures. The degree to which progress will be made depends on to the success in integrating falls prevention strategies into the overall health and social care agendas globally. In order to do this effectively, it is necessary to identify and implement culturally appropriate, evidence-based policies and procedures. This requires multi-sectoral, collaborations, strong commitment to public and professional education, interaction based on evidence drawn from a variety of traditional, complementary, and alternative sources. Although the understanding of the evidence-base is growing, there is much that is not yet understood. Thus, there is an urgent need for continued research in all areas of falls prevention and treatment in order to better understand the scope of the problem worldwide. In particular, more evidence of the cost-effectiveness of interconnections is needed to develop strategies that are most likely to be effective in specific setting and population sub-groups.

Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015

Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015
Author: World Health Organization
Pages: 323
ISBN: 9789241565066
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Release: 2015-12-17
Editor: World Health Organization
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The Global status report on road safety 2015, reflecting information from 180 countries, indicates that worldwide the total number of road traffic deaths has plateaued at 1.25 million per year, with the highest road traffic fatality rates in low-income countries. In the last three years, 17 countries have aligned at least one of their laws with best practice on seat-belts, drink-driving, speed, motorcycle helmets or child restraints. While there has been progress towards improving road safety legislation and in making vehicles safer, the report shows that the pace of change is too slow. Urgent action is needed to achieve the ambitious target for road safety reflected in the newly adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: halving the global number of deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes by 2020. Made possible through funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, this report is the third in the series, and provides a snapshot of the road safety situation globally, highlighting the gaps and the measures needed to best drive progress."--Publisher's description.

Injury

Injury
Author: World Health Organization
Pages: 50
ISBN: 9789241562324
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Release: 2002
Editor: World Health Organization
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Every day thousands of people are killed and injured on our roads. Men, women or children walking, biking or riding to school or work, playing in the streets or setting out on long trips, will never return home, leaving behind shattered families and communities. Millions of people each year will spend long weeks in hospital after severe crashes and many will never be able to live, work or play as they used to do. Current efforts to address road safety are minimal in comparison to this growing human suffering. The World Health Organization and the World Bank have jointly produced this World rep.

Injury and Violence Prevention

Injury and Violence Prevention
Author: Andrea Carlson Gielen,David A. Sleet,Ralph J. DiClemente
Pages: 534
ISBN: UOM:39015063334430
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Release: 2006-03-13
Editor: Jossey-Bass
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Injury and Violence Prevention: Behavioral Science Theories, Methods, and Applications is a cutting-edge volume that provides a comprehensive understanding of injury and violence prevention. This detailed resource draws on the breadth and depth of many scientific disciplines and public health practice experiences. Written by internationally renowned experts in the field, Injury and Violence Prevention emphasizes the specific theories, methods, and applications that make behavioral science approaches relevant and central to reducing injury-related harm. The book covers a wide range of topics, including the most frequently used behavior change theories and models and shows how they have been¾or could be¾applied to injury problems, the most commonly used research methods for understanding and influencing behavior change, behavior change issues for specific injury topic areas, and a variety of cross-cutting issues important to the field.

Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention

Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
Author: Anonim
Pages: 27
ISBN: 9241593385
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Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Preventing Injuries in Europe

Preventing Injuries in Europe
Author: Dinesh Sethi,Francesco Mitis,Francesca Racioppi
Pages: 85
ISBN: 9789289041966
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Release: 2010
Editor: WHO Regional Office Europe
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations created in 1948 with the primary responsibility for international health matters and public health. The WHO Regional Office for Europe is one of six regional offices throughout the world, each with its own programme geared to the particular health conditions of the countries it serves.

Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018

Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018
Author: World Health Organization
Pages: 419
ISBN: 9789241565684
Available:
Release: 2019-01-10
Editor: World Health Organization
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018, launched by WHO in December 2018, highlights that the number of annual road traffic deaths has reached 1.35 million. Road traffic injuries are now the leading killer of people aged 5-29 years.The burden is disproportionately borne by pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, in particular those living in developing countries. The report suggests that the price paid for mobility is too high, especially because proven measures exist. Drastic action is needed to put these measures in place to meet any future global target that might be set and save lives.

Handbook of Injury and Violence Prevention

Handbook of Injury and Violence Prevention
Author: Lynda Doll,Sandra Bonzo,David Sleet,James Mercy
Pages: 598
ISBN: 9780387294575
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Release: 2007-03-20
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the Handbook of Injury and Violence Prevention, over fifty experts present the current landscape of intervention methods - from risk reduction to rethinking social norms - as they address some of the most prevalent forms of accidental and violent injury. - Overview chapters examine the social and economic scope of unintentional and violent injury today - Extensive literature review of specific intervention programs to prevent violence and injury - Special chapters on childhood injuries, alcohol-related accidents, and disasters - "Interventions in the Field" section offers solid guidelines for implementing and improving existing programs - Critical analysis of issues involved in delivering programs to wider audiences - Helpful appendices list relevant agencies and professional resources This dual focus on intervention and application makes the Handbook a bedrock text for professionals involved in delivering or managing prevention programs. Its what-works-now approach gives it particular utility in the graduate classroom, and researchers will benefit from the critical attention paid to knowledge gaps in the field. It is a major resource for any reader committed to reducing the number of incidents just waiting to happen.

The Injury Chart Book

The Injury Chart Book
Author: World Health Organization
Pages: 75
ISBN: 9789241562201
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: World Health Organization
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This publication seeks to provide a global overview of the nature and extent of injury mortality and morbidity in the form of user-friendly tables and charts. It is hoped that the graphical representation of the main patterns of the burden of disease due to injury will raise awareness of the importance of injuries as a public health issue and facilitate the implementation of effective prevention programs.

Children s Exposure to Violence

Children s Exposure to Violence
Author: Anonim
Pages: 11
ISBN: 9781437942064
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Release: 2009
Editor: DIANE Publishing
Language: en

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Global Report on Drowning

Global Report on Drowning
Author: World Health Organization
Pages: 76
ISBN: 9241564784
Available:
Release: 2015-02-20
Editor: World Health Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The WHO Global report on drowning: preventing a leading killer highlights that 372,000 people drown worldwide each year. Drowning is among the ten leading causes of death for children and young people in every region of the world. The report sets out the evidence showing a range of effective drowning prevention strategies, and makes a number of recommendations for concrete measures to be taken by national and local governments. With the release of this report, WHO aims to galvanize attention and action to this issue by highlighting how collaboration across sectors can save lives.--Publisher description.

Preventing Road Traffic Injury

Preventing Road Traffic Injury
Author: Francesca Racioppi
Pages: 97
ISBN: 9289010932
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Children Under Fire

Children Under Fire
Author: John Woodrow Cox
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780062883957
Available:
Release: 2021-03-30
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of The New York Times’ 16 New Books to Watch for in March One of Publishers Weekly’s Most Anticipated Books of the Year One of Newsweek’s Most Highly Anticipated Books of The Year One of Buzzfeed’s Most Anticipated Books the Year Based on the acclaimed series—a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize—an intimate account of the devastating effects of gun violence on our nation’s children, and a call to action for a new way forward In 2017, seven-year-old Ava in South Carolina wrote a letter to Tyshaun, an eight-year-old boy from Washington, DC. She asked him to be her pen pal; Ava thought they could help each other. The kids had a tragic connection—both were traumatized by gun violence. Ava’s best friend had been killed in a campus shooting at her elementary school, and Tyshaun’s father had been shot to death outside of the boy’s elementary school. Ava’s and Tyshaun’s stories are extraordinary, but not unique. In the past decade, 15,000 children have been killed from gunfire, though that number does not account for the kids who weren’t shot and aren’t considered victims but have nevertheless been irreparably harmed by gun violence. In Children Under Fire, John Woodrow Cox investigates the effectiveness of gun safety reforms as well as efforts to manage children’s trauma in the wake of neighborhood shootings and campus massacres, from Columbine to Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Through deep reporting, Cox addresses how we can effect change now, and help children like Ava and Tyshaun. He explores their stories and more, including a couple in South Carolina whose eleven-year-old son shot himself, a Republican politician fighting for gun safety laws, and the charlatans infiltrating the school safety business. In a moment when the country is desperate to better understand and address gun violence, Children Under Fire offers a way to do just that, weaving wrenching personal stories into a critical call for the United States to embrace practical reforms that would save thousands of young lives.

The Best Intentions

The Best Intentions
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on Unintended Pregnancy
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9780309052306
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Release: 1995-07-02
Editor: National Academies Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Experts estimate that nearly 60 percent of all U.S. pregnancies-and 81 percent of pregnancies among adolescents-are unintended. Yet the topic of preventing these unintended pregnancies has long been treated gingerly because of personal sensitivities and public controversies, especially the angry debate over abortion. Additionally, child welfare advocates long have overlooked the connection between pregnancy planning and the improved well-being of families and communities that results when children are wanted. Now, current issues-health care and welfare reform, and the new international focus on population-are drawing attention to the consequences of unintended pregnancy. In this climate The Best Intentions offers a timely exploration of family planning issues from a distinguished panel of experts. This committee sheds much-needed light on the questions and controversies surrounding unintended pregnancy. The book offers specific recommendations to put the United States on par with other developed nations in terms of contraceptive attitudes and policies, and it considers the effectiveness of over 20 pregnancy prevention programs. The Best Intentions explores problematic definitions-"unintended" versus "unwanted" versus "mistimed"-and presents data on pregnancy rates and trends. The book also summarizes the health and social consequences of unintended pregnancies, for both men and women, and for the children they bear. Why does unintended pregnancy occur? In discussions of "reasons behind the rates," the book examines Americans' ambivalence about sexuality and the many other social, cultural, religious, and economic factors that affect our approach to contraception. The committee explores the complicated web of peer pressure, life aspirations, and notions of romance that shape an individual's decisions about sex, contraception, and pregnancy. And the book looks at such practical issues as the attitudes of doctors toward birth control and the place of contraception in both health insurance and "managed care." The Best Intentions offers frank discussion, synthesis of data, and policy recommendations on one of today's most sensitive social topics. This book will be important to policymakers, health and social service personnel, foundation executives, opinion leaders, researchers, and concerned individuals. May