TASC was established in 2002 to reduce child injuries in Asia, where two-thirds of the world’s children live. TASC’s role is critical because even though injury is just as preventable as most infectious and
non-communicable diseases, developing countries in Asia lack widespread injury prevention programs.
To change this situation, and in particular reduce injury deaths and disabilities, TASC:
• Continues research to define the extent of child injury in Asia
• Advocates for injury prevention to become a core part of child health programs, equal to immunization or nutritional supplementation initiatives
• Assists in pilot programs that prove injury is as preventable in developing countries as it is in developed ones. Preventing a child injury death can be as simple as teaching them to swim.
TASC US Administrative Office 213 Adahi Road Vienna, VA 22180-5937