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AUB: Dr. Samar Al Hajj Discusses Child Injury in the Middle East

Injury is the leading cause of death for children below the age of 15, globally. Many children, saved from major diseases and infections, are killed or disabled by injuries. Unfortunately, the Eastern Mediterranean countries reported the highest rate of child and adolescent injuries in the world with an estimated rate of 43.2 per 100,000 population in 2017, almost double the global rate. Highlighting the relevance of child injuries and acknowledging the importance of the research on injury prevention, Dr. Samar Al-Hajj, assistant research professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the American University of Beirut – Faculty of Health Sciences, Graduate Public Health Program, presented her ongoing injury research work during a seminar entitled “The State of Child Injury in the Middle East: Sounding the Alarm” at the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit of Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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