Injuries are one of the most leading causes for death and disability worldwide. Due to injuries more than 5 million people die a year.

Figures concerning the cases caused by injuries go as follows: Estonia 9.4%, Finland 11.2% and Sweden 7.7% of all death cases in 2006.

Injury prevention and public health experts in cooperation with the National Institute for Health Development prepared an overview of the effect injuries have on Estonian public health and economic indicators. Also about the main problems that hinder successful injury prevention in Estonia.