Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Introduction

In spite of decreases over the last 20 years, injury remains the leading cause of child and adolescent death and disability in the Czech Republic.

Injury prevention work to address child and adolescent injury in the Czech Republic is led by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with other relevant Ministries. The European Child Safety Alliance partner, Charles University, has been active in initiating action nationally and sits on the Alliance Steering Committee.

The current priority areas for child and adolescent injury prevention and safety promotion include home safety, school safety, road safety and beginning implementation of the recently endorsed Child Safety Action Plan for the Czech Republic.

Country Contact

Veronika Benešová

Motol University Hospital
Vuvalu 84, 150 06 Prague 5 Czech Republic
Phone +420 224 431 001
Fax + 420 224 431 005

Child Safety Action Planning

Below you will find Child Safety Report Cards and Profiles for Czech Republic, who is a participant country in the TACTICS project and both phases of the past Child Safety Action Plan initiative, along with a link to their planning document. Development of a national child safety action plan is in progress.

Injury Data

The Injury Data section provides bar graphs comparing Czech Republic's injury death rates with the injury death rates for the other countries in the WHO European Region. Bar graphs are provided in PDF format for easy download for all unintentional injury deaths and by external cause of unintentional injury topic using data from the WHO Mortality Database and the European Report on Child Injury Prevention. In addition, bar graphs for suicide and homicide are also provided, however these data are slightly older.

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