Violence against children in Latin America and Caribbean countries: a comprehensive review of national health sector efforts in prevention and response

by Andrea L. Wirtz, Carmen Alvarez, Alessandra C. Guedes et al.
BMC Public Health – Published online: 22 September 2016

16 pp. 688 kB
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Violence against children (VAC) remains a global problem. The health sector has an opportunity and responsibility to be part of the multi-sector collaboration to prevent and respond to VAC. This review aimed to assess the health sector’s response to VAC among Latin American & Caribbean (LAC) countries, particularly as it relates to physical violence, sexual violence, and neglect.

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