Editorial

The Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014: Where to for the South African health sector?

Catherine L Ward, Guy Lamb

Abstract


The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime jointly released the first Global Status Report on Violence Prevention on 10 December 2014. This editorial reviews the Report’s perspective on violence prevention in South Africa (SA) and its implications for the SA health sector, as well as the recommendations of the Report for moving forward.

Authors' affiliations

Catherine L Ward, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Safety and Violence Initiative, University of Cape Town

Guy Lamb, Safety and Violence Initiative, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Keywords

Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014; Violence; South Africa

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2015;105(3):183-184. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.9305

Article History

Date submitted: 2014-12-19
Date published: 2015-01-31

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