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

Injury prevention work to address child and adolescent injury in Poland is led by several ministries, government agencies, and non-governmental organisations, with no overall co-ordination of activities. Poland is represented on the European Child Safety Alliance Steering Committee by the Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian University.

The current priority areas for child and adolescent injury prevention and safety promotion in Poland include home safety, school safety, vulnerable road user safety and completing and gaining government endorsement of the Child Safety Action Plan for Poland whose aim is to better co-ordinate inter-sectoral child injury prevention efforts and contribute to more effective use of limited resources by providing clear direction to the range of governmental bodies, non-governmental organisations and communities.

Country Contact

Marta Malinowska-Cieslik

Jagiellonian University, Institute of Public Health
Environmental Health Department
Ul. Grzegorzecka 20
31-531 KRAKOW

Phone: +48 12 424 13 92
Email: mxciesli@cyf-kr.edu.pl

Child Safety Action Planning

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