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

Injury prevention work to address child and adolescent injury in Hungary is led by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with other relevant Ministries. Hungary is represented on the European Child Safety Alliance Steering Committee by the National Institute of Child Health.

The current priority areas for child and adolescent injury prevention and safety promotion include home safety, road safety and gaining government endorsement of the Child Safety Action Plan for the Hungary whose goals and actions should be integrated into a broader policy framework, the National Infant and Child Health Program.

Country Contact

Dóra Várnai and Ildiko Arki

National Institute of Child Health
Child Health Information and Research Department
Diószegi út 64

Phone: +36 3033 81913, +36 1 3651540/124
Fax: +36 1 2093337

Child Safety Action Planning

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