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Accidents and injuries present a major health and consumer protection challenge EuroSafe the fourth edition of 'Injuries in the European Union' is being released. The report reveals that an annual average of 40 million people within the EU need hospital treatment and 233.000 people die as a result of an injury event.
There are great differences between countries in the number of fatal and hospital treated accidental injuries per 100.000 inhabitants. This clearly indicates that there exists ample opportunities for rolling out measures that lowered injury rates across the entire EU-region. read more...
EUPHA/EuroSafe Conference calls for action to make EU-injury data exchange sustainable Participants at the conference that EuroSafe and the European Public Health Association organised Brussels 13 November 2013 called for continued investments by EC and EU-Member States to ensure sustainability of current EU-Injury Database (IDB).
The conference clearly demonstrated the value of injury information from hospital based emergency departments, both for health promotion policies and actions and for regulating and enforcing consumer product safety. The Summary Report on the conference is now available.
However, the current Joint Action on Injury Monitoring in Europe (JAMIE) will come to an end by mid 2014. If no immediate actions are taken by the European Commission and the EU-Member States it will soon be too late to preserve the benefits of the existing system and the capacities and infrastructures that have been built up in countries over the past few years. read more...