Preventing Accidental Injuries

Preventing Accidental InjuriesPreventing Accidental Injuries

Infectious diseases today are not the main cause of children’s deaths, and accidental injuries (unintentional bodily injury) are the leading cause of mortality among children, said Mohammad Aghajani, deputy minister of health for treatment on Saturday. He was speaking on the sidelines of the 8th International Congress on Health in Emergencies and Disasters underway (April 22-24) in Tehran. “So far, some educational courses have been provided to 7,000 children in several schools,” to raise children’s awareness on the ways to prevent unintentional injuries. This can reduce the death rates among children in accidents like burns, falls, house fires, he said, IRNA reported.

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