In spite of decreases over the last 20 years, injury remains the leading cause of child and adolescent death and disability in Greece with some of the highest injury rates in the EU27.

Injury prevention work to address child and adolescent injury in Greece is led by the Ministry of Health. Greece is represented on the European Child Safety Alliance Steering Group by the Center for Research and Prevention of Injury Prevention (CE.RE.PR.I) at Athens University.

Past efforts have focussed on the prevention of road accidents and current efforts are focussing on drowning prevention, home safety and laying the groundwork for the inclusion of injury as a priority issue in the National Child Health to be developed in 2008.

Country Contact

Eleni Petridou

Athens University Medical School
Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics (CE.RE.PRI.)
75 Mikras Asias Street, Goudi
TK 115 27 ATHENS


Child Safety Action Planning

Below you will find Child Safety Report Cards and Profiles for Greece, 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 Greece'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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