South Africa’s first national child homicide study conducted in 2009, established for the first time the relationship between child homicide and fatal child abuse in the country. This finding has increased efforts to promote the introduction of child death review teams in South Africa, so as to ensure that a comprehensive review is automatically done of all injury-related child deaths. In this learning brief, the Children’s Institute reflects on how child death review teams have been established in other countries as a mechanism for understanding how and why children die, and for using findings to prevent other deaths and improve the health, safety and well-being of all children. Read more here.
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