World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention

Author: Marjorie Peden
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781437904062
Release Date: 2008-09-01
Genre:

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 Road Traffic Injury Prevention

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9789241562607
Release Date: 2004-03-23
Genre: Business & Economics

Every day, thousands of people are killed and injured on roads around the world, with the costs of this growing, but largely preventable, public health concern disproportionately affecting vulnerable social groups and developing countries. In order to address these issues, the World Health Organization and the World Bank have produced this joint report on road traffic injury prevention, based on the collaborative contributions of experts and institutions, from all continents and different sectors, including transport, engineering, health, police, education and civil society. It presents a comprehensive overview of the magnitude, risk factors and impact of road traffic injuries, and about ways to prevent and lessen the impact of road crashes.

Road Traffic Injury Prevention Training Manual

Author: Dinesh Mohan
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9789241546751
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

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.

World Report on Child Injury Prevention

Author: M. M. Peden
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9789241563574
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Every year, around 830 000 children die from unintentional or "accidental" injuries. The vast majority of these injuries occur in low-income and middle-income countries. However, dozens of prevention strategies and programmes exist. If they were integrated into other child survival programmes and implemented on a larger scale, many of these deaths and much of the injury-related disability could be prevented. Improved health services could also go a long way in reducing the consequences of these injuries. To draw attention to this important public health problem and the possible solutions, WHO and UNICEF have produced this World report on child injury prevention with support from many experts. The report documents the magnitude, risks and prevention measures for child injuries globally - particularly for drowning, burns, road traffic injuries, falls and poisoning. The report makes seven concrete recommendations for policy-makers to improve child injury prevention.

Helmets

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organisation (Who)
ISBN: 9241562994
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

This manual is aimed at road safety practitioners who want to implement a helmet use programme, in order to reduce the high number of fatalities and injuries that are associated with increasing use of two-wheelers in many countries. Although primarily intended for low-income and middle-income countries, the manual is applicable to countries that have different levels of helmet use. The book provides practical, step-by-step guidance on the design, implementation and evaluation of a helmet use programme, as well as practical advice on its marketing and publicity. The technical processes described are illustrated using case studies from both developed and developing countries.

The Injury Chart Book

Author:
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9789241562201
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Medical

A separate publication 'Injury: a leading cause of the global burden of disease, 2000' (ISBN 9241562323) is also available

Global Status Report on Road Safety 2013

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9789241564564
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Health & Fitness

This report provides legislation data last updated in 2011 and fatality data updated for 2010.

European Status Report on Road Safety

Author: Who Regional Office for Europe
Publisher: WHO Regional Office Europe
ISBN: 9789289041768
Release Date: 2010-05-28
Genre: Medical

"Francesco Zambon, Dinesh Sethi and Francesca Racioppi wrote the report"--P. v.

Preventing Injuries in Europe

Author: Dinesh Sethi
Publisher: WHO Regional Office Europe
ISBN: 9789289041966
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Medical

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.

World Health Statistics 2008

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9789241563598
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Medical

This annual edition presents the most recent statistics since 1990 of over 80 health indicators for WHO's 193 Member States. This fourth edition includes an expanded set of over 76 key indicators and a section with 10 highlights in global health statistics in the past year. This book has been collated from publications and databases of WHO's technical programs and regional offices. The core set of indicators was selected on the basis of relevance for global health, availability, and quality of data, and accuracy and comparability of estimates. The statistics for the indicators are based on an interactive process of data collection, compilation, quality assessment, and estimation between WHO technical programs and its Member States. In this process, WHO strives to maximize accessibility, accuracy, comparability, and transparency of country health statistics. In addition to national statistics, this publication presents statistics on the inequalities in health outcomes and interventions coverage within countries, disaggregated by urban/rural setting, wealth/assets, and educational level. Such statistics are primarily derived from the analysis of household surveys and are only available for a limited number of countries.

Injury

Author: M. M. Peden
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9789241562324
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Medical

A separate publication 'The injury chartbook: a graphical overview of the global burden of injuries' (ISBN 924156220X) is also available

Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Volume 7

Author: Charles N. Mock
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9781464805233
Release Date: 2017-10-27
Genre: Medical

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.

World Report on Ageing and Health

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9789241565042
Release Date: 2015-10-22
Genre: Family & Relationships

The WHO World report on ageing and health is not for the book shelf it is a living breathing testament to all older people who have fought for their voice to be heard at all levels of government across disciplines and sectors. - Mr Bjarne Hastrup President International Federation on Ageing and CEO DaneAge This report outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. This will require a transformation of health systems away from disease based curative models and towards the provision of older-person-centred and integrated care. It will require the development sometimes from nothing of comprehensive systems of long term care. It will require a coordinated response from many other sectors and multiple levels of government. And it will need to draw on better ways of measuring and monitoring the health and functioning of older populations. These actions are likely to be a sound investment in society's future. A future that gives older people the freedom to live lives that previous generations might never have imagined. The World report on ageing and health responds to these challenges by recommending equally profound changes in the way health policies for ageing populations are formulated and services are provided. As the foundation for its recommendations the report looks at what the latest evidence has to say about the ageing process noting that many common perceptions and assumptions about older people are based on outdated stereotypes. The report's recommendations are anchored in the evidence comprehensive and forward-looking yet eminently practical. Throughout examples of experiences from different countries are used to illustrate how specific problems can be addressed through innovation solutions. Topics explored range from strategies to deliver comprehensive and person-centred services to older populations to policies that enable older people to live in comfort and safety to ways to correct the problems and injustices inherent in current systems for long-term care.