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Road traffic injury prevention receives boost from Bloomberg Family Foundation
  1. T Toroyan
  1. WHO Department of Injuries and Violence Prevention, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland

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    Road traffic injury prevention has long been neglected by most major donors to public health. This has changed recently. The field has received a considerable financial boost with the donation of a US$9 million grant from the Bloomberg Family Foundation to WHO. The grant tasks WHO with a 2-year road safety project that comprises two components: (a) a global road safety status report to monitor progress in individual countries worldwide; (b) country pilot projects to demonstrate what can be achieved through intensified efforts around select strategies.


    The report aims to assess the status of road safety in all WHO’s Member States using comparable methodology and measures, in order for countries to assess their status vis-è-vis others, understand the gaps in road safety, and identify key priorities for intervention. The methodology of the report is being developed through wide consultation. The report …

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