Violence and injury prevention


  • Regional action plan for violence and injury prevention in the Western Pacific : 2016-2020
    Violence and injuries are serious public health concerns in all countries and areas of the Western Pacific Region. With more than one million deaths each year (1), violence and injuries kill more people than tuberculosis, malaria, HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, diabetes and diarrhoeal diseases combined and are the leading cause of death in the Region for those aged 5–49 years (Annex 1). Major causes include road traffic injuries (33%), falls (14%), drowning (8%), poisoning (4%), interpersonal violence (4%) and burns (2%) (Annex 2). The public health priority accorded the prevention of, and response to, violence and injuries is far from commensurate with the magnitude of the problem.

  • Violence in the Western Pacific Region 2014
    By assessing violence prevention efforts globally and providing a snapshot of these efforts by country, the report is a starting point for tracking progress and a benchmark that countries can use to assess their progress. This document reports the findings for the Western Pacific Region of the Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014.

  • Road Safety in the Western Pacific Region 2013
    The results presented in this document reflect the road safety situation in 2010 for 25 countries in the WHO Western Pacific Region that participated in the study and cover 98.7% of the Region’s 1.8 billion people. Data were collected and compiled by WHO following the completion and submission of standardized questionnaires by multidisciplinary road safety stakeholders in each country.

  • Road Safety in the Western Pacific Region - Call for Action
    In the Western Pacific Region, road crashes cause approximately 300 000 deaths (a quarter of the world's 1.2 million deaths). Many more are injured and permanently disabled. As most countries experience economic growth and motorization, road traffic injuries are expected to increase in the future. This regional report on road safety, the first of its kind, assesses the road safety situation in Member States in the Region.

Featured publications

Regional Action Plan for Violence and Injury Prevention in the Western Pacific (2016–2020)

Road safety in the Western Pacific Region 2015

Violence in the Western Pacific Region 2014


Violence and Injury Prevention
Division of NCD and Health through the Life-Course
World Health Organization
Regional Office for the Western Pacific
P.O. Box 2932
1000 Manila