Meet Israel Israel Musalam was involved in a road traffic accident while on his motorcycle to work. He was hit from the back by a truck that left him with two broken bones in his leg. Israel was taken to Zomba Hospital Center in Malawi, where doctors inserted long metal pins in his leg to […]
This paper introduces the Decade of Action for Global Road Safety and the UN Road Safety Collaboration, and describes the process of developing appropriate indicators for monitoring and evaluation and data collection process, discusses challenges and gaps in data, and ends with the 2010 baseline estimates for future time series comparisons.
Published by the Fia Foundation in July 2015, this Report investigates the role of sustainable financing, advocacy, and target setting for improved global road safety, in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda for 2015-2030. Including road safety in global development targets will be critical to reducing fatalities, injuries, and disability burden in low- and middle-income countries.
Published by Africa Trade, this article investigates the economic impact of road traffic injuries in sub-Saharan Africa, including the current burden of trauma, economic estimates of the direct and indirect costs of road traffic injuries, and successful programs to address injury prevention and build capacity building in acute and emerging care in low-income countries.
This article highlights the essential need to address road traffic injuries as a public health priority, especially since evidence suggests that the global burden of road traffic injuries disproportionately affect low-income countries with substantial health service gaps.
This World Bank Report draws on a comprehensive review of the research literature and input from policy makers and practitioners to propose an integrated approach to addressing challenges in NCD and road traffic injuries in sub-Saharan Africa.