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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 4, Issue 2, 2012 pp 62-69

Research Article

An Action Plan towards Injury Free India from Womb to Tomb

Nikhil N. Tambe1*, Rajesh B. Goel2

{1Intern, 2Associate Professor} Department of Community Medicine, M.G.M. Medical College, Navi Mumbai (MS) INDIA

Academic Editor:  Dr. Aher K. R.


With the decline of communicable diseases, injuries are becoming one of the highest causes for death in India. According to WHO’s World Health Report, injury will be 3rd leading cause of death in India by year 2020. Health and safety is a fundamental right of every human being and it can only be maintained and improved if preventive measures are taken against risk factors. Ideas presented in different conceptual frameworks for injury prevention were studied and put together to create an action plan for injury prevention in India targeted at different age groups. This study gives an age-specific approach towards finding out risk factors and devises interventions. It targets wide spectrum of population i.e. from foetus to old age and is suitable for all kinds of unintentional injuries. The present statistics of injuries in India suggests that it is high time to take prompt action in field of injury prevention. This study is an initiative towards subject of injury prevention in India and highlights the method to do so. This study will not only create awareness among public with regards to injury prevention but also help government devise effective policies and legislations.