Unintentional Injuries

Uzma Rahim Khan, Adnan A. Hyder, Umerdad Khudadad, Nino Paichadze

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Unintentional injuries are responsible for almost three million deaths globally every year. There is striking disparity in the global burden of deaths due to unintentional injuries occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Individual, socioeconomic, and environmental conditions all make a significant contribution to unintentional injuries. There are many proven interventions to prevent and control unintentional injuries, but they have primarily been implemented effectively in high-income countries. LMICs carry a significantly greater burden yet have not had the opportunity, or the resources, to effectively implement many of these interventions. Therefore, a major challenge for LMICs is to implement injury prevention policies at scale. State governments including health, transportation, and other sectors, international development organizations, academia and civil society must continue to work together to strengthen unintentional injury prevention globally.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Development Goals Series
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameSustainable Development Goals Series
VolumePart F2781
ISSN (Print)2523-3084
ISSN (Electronic)2523-3092


  • Global health
  • Injury prevention
  • Low- and middle-income countries
  • Unintentional injuries


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