VIDEO – Injuries and violence: the facts

About 5 million people die from injuries and violence each year. Many of them are young and poor. In addition to these deaths, many millions of people suffer non-fatal injuries, often requiring extensive treatment and long-term rehabilitation. A number of effective and affordable solutions exist to tackle injuries and violence, WHO works with governments and partners to reduce injuries through a number of mechanisms – addressing environmental factors, improving legislation and enforcement, modifying behaviour, and by ensuring access to timely care. This short animated GIF presents information on the global impact of injuries, and solutions to prevent them and mitigate their consequences.