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DAHLBERG, Linda L.  and  KRUG, Etienne G.. Violence: a global public health problem. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2006, vol.11, suppl., pp. 1163-1178. ISSN 1413-8123.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232006000500007.

This article is a version of the Introduction to the World Report on Violence and Health, published by the World Health Organization (WHO). It presents a general description about this phenomenon and points some basic questions: concepts and definitions about the theme; the state of knowledge about it; nature and typology on violence; proposal of a quantitative and qualitative approach of an ecological model; responsibilities and functions of the public health sector and its potentiality to prevent and reduce violence in the world; the responsibilities of the nations and the policy makers in a intersetorial point of view; difficulties and obstacles for actuation and challenges for the health sector.

Keywords : Violence and health; World Report on Violence and Health; External causes.

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