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Prioritisation of road traffic injury prevention fund spending in developing countries
  1. Junaid A Bhatti
  1. Correspondence to Dr Junaid A Bhatti, Equipe Avenir ‘Prévention et Prise en Charge des Traumatismes’, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale Unité 897 (INSERM U897), 146 rue Léo Saignât, 33076 Bordeaux Cedex, France; junaid.bhatti{at}

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I read with much interest Dr Johnston's point of view on how the contribution from Bloomberg's philanthropies and possibly other international organisations should be invested to tackle road safety problems in low and middle-income countries (LMIC).1 Dr Johnston clearly made the point that policy makers should avoid supporting short-term ‘vertical’ prevention policies and preferentially consider the much needed adaptation of safer transport systems in LMIC.

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  • Funding The author is the PhD candidate at Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, France, and received funding from the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.