Over 90% of injury-related deaths occur in developing countries. Injury rates are especially high for vulnerable people including families living in rural areas and poor communities.
- Injuries due to violence, road traffic crashes, industrial/agricultural injuries, and other causes account for an estimated 5.8 million deaths per year.
- Injury deaths exceed the total number of deaths from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined.
Global Injury and Violence Prevention Initiative works to increase capacity for injury control research, training, and interventions globally.