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EuroSafe, the European Association for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, is the network of injury prevention champions dedicated to making Europe a safer place.

European Seminar Falls Prevention: population based approach required across Europe
The European Seminar that EuroSafe organised late November in Glasgow concluded that falls in older people is a health problem across Europe and therefore requires concerted actions at European, national and local level. Such actions should target older people but also those that are still fit and active, because by adopting more active and healthier lifestyles people can influence how they age earlier in life.

The seminar highlighted evidence-based approaches to fall-related injury prevention among seniors. National and local authorities are strongly recommended to forge policy coalitions across government departments and to provide co-ordinated fall prevention services to older adults in general and high risk older people in particular. read more...
EU Injury Surveillance Network calls for an EU-injury data exchange agreement
On December 4-5, the EU-Network of National data administrators in injury surveillance met in Potsdam for its 9th annual meeting. The meeting reviewed the results of the Joint Action on Injury Monitoring in Europe (JAMIE) in countries and discussed progress of work in making injury data gathering and exchange more sustainable.

Given the proven feasibility of injury data collection in emergency departments, participants advised the European Commission to initiate a binding arrangement for all member states and associated countries to deliver hospital based injury data on a regular base. Such data exchange is essential for identifying priorities in health promotion and consumer protection policies in countries and for bench marking progress in programmes and measures taken in member states. read more...
372,000 people drown each year: those under 5 years at greatest risk
The World Health Organization's first Global report on drowning: preventing a leading killer reveals that drowning claims the lives of 372,000 people each year and is among the ten leading causes of death for children and young people in every region.

The report calls for a substantial scaling-up of efforts and resources to prevent drowning and outlines several actions to be taken by both national policy-makers and local communities, all of which could save many young lives. read more...

on the prevention of injury and safety promotion

Alert Vol.9 issue 3 November 2014