Journal article

Child injury prevention in Vietnam: achievements and challenges

Soufiane Boufous, Maria Ali, Ha T Nguyen, Mark Stevenson, Thien C Vu, Duyen TY Nguyen, Rebecca Ivers, Cuong V Pham, An TT Nguyen

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INJURY CONTROL AND SAFETY PROMOTION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2012

Abstract

As with other South Asian countries, injury is becoming a leading cause of death and morbidity among children in Vietnam. In response to the increasing burden of child injury, government and non-government agencies in Vietnam have combined efforts during the last decade to develop and implement various child injury prevention strategies and programmes. This article provides, through a review of relevant documents and interviews with major stakeholders, an overview of these efforts and highlights major challenges to child injury prevention in the country. The findings point to notable achievements in terms of increasing awareness of injury facing children at all levels in the community and de..

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