Injury, violence prevention and road safety

AIPF Viet Nam

Injury is a leading cause of death and disability in Viet Nam estimated to have contributed to 12.8% of all deaths in 2010, more than double the number of deaths associated with communicable disease (5.6%). According to the Viet Nam National Injury Survey (VNIS) 2010, more than 35,000 injury deaths occurred each year. Road traffic injuries, falls and drowning are among the top causes of death. Violence agaist women, as well as other forms of inter-personal violence, are also commmon.

Highlighted publications

  • Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Response: An Investment in Public Health Preparedness 2013
    This publication tells the story of how the global community worked together to fight the shared risk. The information in this publication comes from the people who worked directly to control the threat of avian influenza A(H7N9) at all three levels of WHO: the WHO China Office, the Regional Office for the Western Pacific in Manila and WHO headquarters. This also highlights the joint China–WHO mission that epitomized collaboration in action.
  • Global tuberculosis report 2013
    This is the eighteenth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and financing TB prevention, care and control at global, regional and country levels using data reported by 197 countries and territories that account for over 99% of the world’s TB cases.
  • World health report 2013
    The World health report: research for universal health coverage focuses on the importance of research in advancing progress towards universal health coverage. In addition, it identifies the benefits of increased investment in health research by low- and middle-income countries using case studies from around the world, and proposes ways to further strengthen this type of research.