In spite of decreases over the last 20 years, injury remains the leading cause of child and adolescent death and disability in Estonia with some of the highest injury rates in the EU27.
Injury prevention work to address child and adolescent injury in Estonia is led by the Ministry of Social Affairs. Estonia is represented on the European Child Safety Alliance Steering Group by the Consumer Protection Board of Estonia.
The current priority areas for child and adolescent injury prevention and safety promotion include laying the groundwork for the development of a National Injury Prevention Strategy that will include goals and actions to address the child and adolescent injury issue.
Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia
Phone: +372 626 9158
Fax: +372 626 9795
Child Safety Action Planning
Below you will find Child Safety Report Cards and Profiles for Estonia, who was a participant country in both phases of the Child Safety Action Plan initiative. Development of a national action plan is in progress.
- Child Safety Report Card for Estonia 2009 (PDF 4.6mb)
- Child Safety Report Card for Estonia 2007 (PDF 3.83mb)
- Country profile for Estonia 2009 (PDF 1mb)
- Country profile for Estonia 2007 (PDF 488kb)
The Injury Data section provides bar graphs comparing Estonia'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.