Global health: Injuries and violence

Hadley K. Herbert, Adnan A. Hyder, Alexander Butchart, Robyn Norton

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Injury and violence rank among the leading causes of death worldwide, with more than 5 million deaths annually, representing a significant portion of the global burden of disease. This article examines how injury and violence relate to global health using recent global burden of disease data and selected key studies and databases, and further explores risk factors and intervention initiatives that address unintentional and intentional injuries. The article serves as a call to action to enhance understanding of the growing burden of injury and violence, especially in low-income and middle-income countries, where more than 90% of injuries occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)653-668
Number of pages16
JournalInfectious Disease Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2011


  • Accidents
  • Burden of injury
  • Global health
  • Injury
  • Trauma
  • Violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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