As in other EU Member States injury remains a leading cause of child and adolescent death and disability in Cyprus.

Injury prevention work to address child and adolescent injury is led by the Ministry of Health, except for road safety where the Ministry of Communications has the lead. The Ministry of Health represents Cyprus on the European Child Safety Alliance Steering Group.

The current priority areas for child and adolescent injury prevention and safety promotion in Cyprus include implementing the National Strategic Plan for Childhood Injuries Prevention (2006-2010) and the Strategic Plan for Road Safety (2005-2010) coordinated, respectively, by the two lead Ministries.

Country Contact

Irene Georgiou

Ministry of Health
Medical and Public Health Services
1 Prodromou & 17 Chilonos Street

Phone: +357 22 605738
Fax: +357 22 772263

Child Safety Action Planning

Below you will find a 2009 Child Safety Report Card and Profile for Cyprus, who was a participant country in phase II of the Child Safety Action Plan initiative, along with a link to their national child safety action plan.