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1 | Geneva Safety First Accidental injury kills more than 2,000 children worldwide each day, according to the World Report on Child Injury Prevention, released by the World Health Organization and UNICEF on Dec. 9. While around 95% of these fatal accidents occur in developing countries, unintentional injuries account for 40% of child deaths in the developed world as well. The report suggests that the number of deaths could be cut in half if proven prevention methods such as helmet and seat-belt laws were more widely adopted.

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