Accidents and intentional injuries are one of the major causes of death, hospital admissions and disabilities in Luxembourg. The Ministry of Health, in the framework of the European Injury Data Base (IDB) network and in collaboration with LIH’s Department of Population Health has committed itself to an injury prevention policy. The current implementation of Luxembourg’s injury surveillance system was recently rated excellent and sustainable in an evaluation performed within the European project BRIDGE-Health.
BRIDGE-Health, standing for “BRidging Information and Data Generation for Evidence-based Health policy and research” is a large-scale project funded by the European Commission to work towards a European health information and data generation network covering major EU health policy areas by promoting the coordination and convergence of existing key projects in health information. LIH, with its objective to implement a quality injury surveillance system, is part of the BRIDGE-Health network encompassing in total 31 partners in 16 European countries.