n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Paediatric trauma
|Article Title||Paediatric trauma|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and 2 Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||5 - 8|
The World Report on Child Injury Prevention was published by the WHO and UNICEF in 2008. The report regards child injuries and deaths as a major public health problem requiring urgent attention. Childhood injury and violence are the predominant killers of children throughout the world; it is estimated that they are responsible for the death of approximately 1 million children under the age of 18 years annually. Accidental injuries account for the vast majority (90%) of these cases, while the remainder (10%) is estimated to be due to violence or maltreatment.
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