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

Injury prevention work to address child and adolescent injury in Norway is led by the Ministry of Health. Norway is represented on the European Child Safety Alliance Steering Committee by the Norwegian Safety Forum which recently founded the Norwegian Child Safety Council.

The current priority areas for child and adolescent injury prevention and safety promotion in Norway include home safety, school safety, road safety and laying the groundwork for enhanced goals and actions to address child and adolescent injury as part of the national injury prevention strategy that will occur in 2008.

Country Contact

Eva J Vaagland

Norwegian Safety Forum
pb 2473 Solli, 0202 OSLO

Phone: +47 2328 4200

Child Safety Action Planning

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