- •Trauma is the main cause of death in children and adolescents until 14 years of age in LMICs (low- and middle-income countries).
- •Trauma prevention in children and adolescents is a very effective vaccine and avoids major issues regarding patients and families, healthcare systems and costs.
- •Prevention strategies should include all sectors of society.
- •Permanent education and data collection are important to measure the impact of prevention strategies.
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Based upon the Hugh Greenwood Lecture at the 68th British Association of Paediatric Surgeons Congress in July 2022.