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

Injury prevention work to address child and adolescent injury in Portugal is led by the Ministry of Health. Portugal is represented on the European Child Safety Alliance Steering Committee by APSI – the Portuguese Association for Child Safety Promotion.

The current priority areas for child and adolescent injury prevention and safety promotion include home safety, school safety, road safety, water safety and completing and gaining government endorsement of the Child Safety Action Plan for Portugal.

Country Contact

Sandra Nascimento

APSI-Portuguese Association for Child Safety Promotion
Vila Berta 7-r/c Esq
P-1170-400 LISSABON

Phone: +351 21 88 44 102
Fax: +351 21 88 44 109
Email: snascimento@apsi.org.pt
Website: www.apsi.org.pt

Child Safety Action Planning

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