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World Head Injury Awareness Day

World Head Injury Awareness Day is held on March 20. This event in the second decade of the month March is annual. Help us Help us 
20 March - World Head Injury Awareness Day
A severe head injury can damage the brain in several ways. For example, brain damage can occur as a result of increased pressure on the brain caused by a blood clot between the skull and the surface of the brain (subdural haematoma), or bleeding in and around the brain (subarachnoid haemorrhage).
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. TBIs contribute to about 30% of all injury deaths. 87% of professional boxers have sustained a brain injury. Every day, 153 people in the United States die from injuries that include TBI. According to CDC estimates, 1.6-3.8 m sports and recreation related concussions occur each year in the U.S. Those who survive a TBI can face effects that last a few days, or the rest of their lives.
It is estimated that more than one lakh people die every year in India due to head injuries and more than one million people are permanently displaced as per the Indian Head Injury Foundation.
World Head Injury Awareness Day is observed on March 20th annually to foster awareness on head injury and strategies to prevent accidents and brain injuries.

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