Safety 2012 Meeting, Wellington NZ, 1-4 October


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Update from Wellington

Thanks to the more than 50 people who joined us for the ISCAIP biennial meeting in Wellington. Participants enjoyed lively discussion, networking opportunities, and wisdom from an esteemed panel of experts. Highlights included:

* Dr. Russell Wills, New Zealand Children's Commissioner, gave an inspirational talk on "wicked problems and effective solutions", with examples including universal screening and referrals for child maltreatment and child problem behaviors. 

* Dr. Diana Samarkkody, National Programme Manager for Injury Prevention and Control, Sri Lanka, talked about her work to introduce injury prevention into core maternal and child health activities.

* Morag Mackay, European Child Safety Alliance, reviewed creative approaches to supporting the uptake of evidence-based good practice guide in child injury actions. 

* A group of young people shared their documentary "Rise Up!" Pomare to highlight the impact of alcohol  in their community and fallout from housing demolition on their wellbeing.

* Congratulations were offered to People's Choice Poster award winner Dr. Puspa Pant on his project describing a household study of the impact of injury in Nepal.


Use of non-traditional data sources for injury research

Non-traditional data sources for injury control: an agenda for action in Ghana (Bhalla et al.). One important reason for the low priority assigned to national safety programs in low and middle income countries (LMICs) is that reliable estimates of the burden of injuries are not available. One efficient way to rapidly improve the availability of injury statistics is to make creative use of non-traditional information sources. Incremental changes to the existing data infrastructure could substantially improve knowledge of injury statistics.


Register for the ISCAIP Conference

ISCAIP Biennial Meeting: Towards Best Practices for Safety for Children and Young People

Monday 1 October 2012; 9:00am – 3:45pm  REVISED START TIME

Te Ruapuke, Te Wharewaka o Poneke, Wellington, NZ (Safety 2012 Conference venue)

The World Health Organization and UNICEF jointly published the World report on child injury prevention, which emphasized the use of evidence-based injury prevention interventions to achieve safety for children and young people.

Join your colleagues at the 2012 ISCAIP Biennial Meeting! We will celebrate success stories, examine the diversity of programme development and explore strategies to overcome barriers and reduce the burden of injury.

To register, click here


Child Safety Report Cards

How does your country perform for child safety? The European Child Safety Alliance has announced the release of Child Safety Report Cards for 31 European countries, along with a summary report. European countries were assessed on over 100 proven safety strategies to reduce child injury - the number one cause of death, disability and inequity throughout childhood.   

To view the press release and access downloads for individual country report cards and profiles, visit the Child Safety Report Card: Europe Summary for 31 countries  and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.