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Violence and injuries

Violence and injuries cause more than five million deaths globally each year—more than the total number of people killed by AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. The Western Pacific Region accounts for 1.2 million of these deaths—about one quarter of the global total. 

 

 - Dr Shin Young-soo, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific, at the 11th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion

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