Safe Kids Malaysia
SKM works closely with government, industries, schools and communities to educate families and increase awareness about preventable injuries and deaths. The organization began with a primary focus on road safety and drowning prevention, and now includes home safety through the Safe Kids at Home program.
The life-saving work of Safe Kids Malaysia is made possible through the generous support of Honeywell and Haliburton.
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About Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to protecting children from preventable injuries. Around the world, one million children die every year from preventable injuries and these injuries are the number one killer of children in the United States. Millions more children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime. It is extremely important to address this epidemic before more harm is done.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global leader in childhood injury prevention. Founded in 1988 by Children’s National Health System with support from Johnson and Johnson, Safe Kids Worldwide has grown to include more than 400 coalitions across the United States that work to protect kids from birth to 19 years of age from traffic injuries, drowning, falls, burns, poisonings, and more. With a global outreach to address the cause of preventable injuries, Safe Kids Worldwide has been working across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, Middle East and Oceania.
For more information, please visit www.safekids.org
|“Dr. Kulanthayan KC Mani is the Associate Professor at Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia. He is also the Executive Director of Safe Kids Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia, a member of Safe Kids Worldwide.”|
|Safe Kids Malaysia UPM Initiative and Programs|
Safe Kids at Home (Fire Safety at Home)
Safe Kids at Home, an interactive, school-based educational programme, was created by injury prevention experts at Safe Kids Malaysia and Safe Kids Worldwide. The programme addresses the leading causes of preventable injuries in the home, and includes lesson plans and tools for educators, safety tips for families and activities for students. To educate children and families about burn prevention safety at home, Safe Kids Malaysia UPM partnered with Safe Kids Worldwide USA, Honeywell USA and Honeywell Malaysia to create the module on Preventing Fire and Burns. Honeywell Home Town Solutions USA funded this initiative. Safe Kids Malaysia UPM together with the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur will run the intervention program in the identified primary schools in Sentul District, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in year 2017 as a pilot program.
Protecting children from injury is of paramount importance to parents and caregivers, and they take precautions to create an environment in which their children can play, learn and grow – safely. As educators, you also play a critical role in creating a safe environment for children. While adults play the most important role in ensuring child safety, it is equally important to teach children about the potential risks and prevention of serious injuries. Safety education, awareness and environmental changes go a long way in changing the mind-set and behaviours of children and adults. It also raises awareness around risks in the home that may not be as familiar to families.
The intervention was conducted in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. Nine primary schools from Sentul District Education Office Kuala Lumpur were selected for the study to be conducted out of 59 primary schools in the sub area of Kuala Lumpur. Sentul was selected because it recorded the highest number of fire incidence among all other districts in Kuala Lumpur. There were four national primary schools, three Tamil type schools and two Chinese type schools. The participating schools are listed below:
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|Safe Kids Malaysia UPM Initiative and Programs
The number of road crashes in Malaysia standards alarmingly at 489,606 which results in 6706 road deaths for the year 2015. From this road death figures, 62.6% involved motorcyclist and pillion riders. 56.4% of the motorcycle user deaths are contributed mainly from head injuries and followed secondly 29.6% by multiple injuries which may include head injury. Thus road deaths for motorcyclist from head injuries is anywhere from 56.4% to 86.0% (PDRM, 2016 – Statistical Report Road Accident Malaysia – 2015). One of the effective safety product to prevent and reduce deaths and injuries for a motorcyclist is by using a Motorcycle Safety Helmet which has a potential to decrease risk and severity of injuries by about 72% and decreases the likelihood of death by up to 39%.
Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia joined hands together with Road Safety Department of Malaysia (JKJR) with their Motorcycle Child Helmet Initiative towards preventing and reducing injuries and death among child pillion riders traveling on motorcycle to school. Motorcycle Child Helmet is seen as a Vaccine to prevent head injuries among child pillion riders. Through this initiative, Safe Kids Malaysia, UPM provides complimentary child helmets with SIRIM label through the funding obtained from Safe Kids Worldwide USA and Halliburton Charitable Foundation USA for the children to obtain full safety benefits while commuting by bike to school. The initiative by Safe Kids Malaysia UPM and JKJR Malaysia is in line to reach the targets of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.6 by United Nation to halve road deaths and injuries by 2020 and SDG 11.2 to improve road safety among vulnerable road users focusing on children by 2030.
Safe Kids Malaysia UPM is actively engaged by local Medias (Television, Radio and Print Medias) to share information about road safety with the public.
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Programme - Safe Kids In Water
Dean's General Office
Level 3, Administration Building,
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences,
43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor Daruh Ehsan.