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Violence: Protection

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), each year more than 1.6 million people worldwide lose their lives to violence. In addition, WHO reports that for every person who dies as a result of violence, many more are injured and suffer from a range of physical, sexual, reproductive, and mental health problems. Violence places a massive burden on national economies, costing countries billions of U.S. dollars each year in healthcare, law enforcement, and lost productivity. WHO works with partners to prevent violence through scientifically credible strategies that are conceived and implemented in relation to causes at the levels of the individual, family, community, and society. WHO presented the first world report on violence in 2002. In 2007, the United Nations' (UN's) General Assembly adopted ...

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