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Two years into the road safety in 10 countries project: how are countries doing?
  1. Margie M Peden1,
  2. Gayle diPietro2,
  3. Adnan A Hyder3
  1. 1Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, Geneva, Switzerland
  2. 2Global Road Safety Partnership, Geneva, Switzerland
  3. 3International Injury Research Unit, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Margie M Peden, Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland; pedenm{at}

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Injury Prevention readers will be aware from the article published in December 2010 that a consortium of partners was funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies to conduct road safety activities in 10 countries (viz. Brazil, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Kenya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey and Viet Nam) over a 5-year period (2010–2014).1 The goal of the project is to save lives through the implementation of public health good practices which focuses on two major risk factors in selected sites in each country with the view to ‘going to scale’ in the long-term. Project activities include those related to four of the five pillars described in the Global plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011–2020).2 They include improving the safety of road users through the modification and enforcement of road safety laws combined with social marketing and related public relation activities (pillar 4); improving roads and mobility though infrastructural enhancements in selected countries (pillar 2); building capacity among …

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  • Funding This project is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

  • Disclaimer Dr Peden is a staff member of WHO. She alone is responsible for the views expressed in this publication and they do not necessarily represent the decisions or policies of WHO. Ms Di Pietro and Dr Hyder are members of the consortium funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.