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Road traffic injuries in conflict areas
  1. Luis Manuel Rosa Sosa1,
  2. Junaid A Bhatti2,3
  1. 1Première Urgence-Aide Médicale Internationale (PU-AMI) France, Kabul, Afghanistan
  2. 2Public Health Solutions Pakistan (Pvt.) Limited, Lahore, Pakistan
  3. 3Douglas Hospital Research Center, McGill University, Addiction Research Program, Montreal, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Luis Manuel Rosa Sosa, Première Urgence-Aide Médicale Internationale (PU-AMI), House 59, St. 5, D 10, Qala-e-Fatullah, Kabul, Afghanistan; afg.depmedco{at}, luis1979rosa{at}

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The United Nations (UN) has proclaimed the years 2011–2020 as the Decade of Action for Road Safety.1 The related public health actions are of particular importance to those living in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).2 These actions are more focused on highly populated LMICs where development needs have been leading to increased motorisation, and consequently road traffic injury burden.1 While fatality counts and motorisation may be important aspects in deciding action priorities, such categorisation is likely to neglect a noticeable number of countries currently facing a wave of political violence …

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  • Contributors LMRS and JAB contributed equally in study conception, data analyses and result interpretation. Both authors read the final text before submission.

  • Competing interests LMRS works in Première Urgence Aide Médicale Internationale, which is an International Non-Governmental Organisation having provided healthcare services in the three provinces of Afghanistan. The authors have identified no conflict of interests.

  • Disclaimer The interpretations of presented data reflect authors’ views and did not represent the standpoint of their affiliated or the data reporting institutions.

  • Ethics approval Study is based on the analyses of de-nominalized administrative dataset. The research plan was approved by PU-AMI.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.