Israel

Israel

Introduction

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

Injury prevention work to address child and adolescent injury in Israel is led by the Ministry of Health and several NGO's. Israel is represented on the European Child Safety Alliance Steering Committee by SAFE KIDS Israel/Beterem and Hebrew University Hadassah.

The current priority areas for child and adolescent injury prevention and safety promotion in Israel include building partnerships and sustainable foundations with NGOs and governmental bodies in Israel , including government ministers, Knesset members and senior officials involved in the decision-making and legislative processes in order to promote child safety. Priority areas are vulnerable road users and home safety.

Country Contact

Shira Kislev

Safe Kids Israel - The National Center for Children's Safety and Health
Development and Information Department
18, Hasivim st.
49170 PETACH TIQVA
ISRAEL

Phone: 972-3-9263108
Fax: 972-3-7254668
Email: shira@beterem.org
Website: www.beterem.org / www.safekidsworldwide.org/members/isreal.html

Child Safety Action Planning

Below you will find Child Safety Report Cards and Profiles for Israel, who is a participant country in the TACTICS project and 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 Israel'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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