Burn injuries are becoming the cause of increasing number of life-threatening injuries worldwide. In particular, young children who have inadequate risk perception and speed of reaction are more prone to morbidity, mortality and disability as a result of external causes, and injury-related deaths and disabilities in children are growing according to the World Health Organization.
In Mongolia burns are among the leading causes of injuries in under-five children, and the morbidity, mortality and disability due to burn injuries is growing.
In rural Mongolia, access to medical services is delayed for the emergency health care due to its long distance to village hospitals. One of the examples is a child burn injury.
WHO provides technical support to improve surveillance on child burn injury and promote cost-effective interventions to reduce child burn injury and increase public awareness on the prevention and control of child burn injury among yound children.