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Save LIVES technical package: 22 interventions that could make a difference
  1. Margaret Mary Peden1,
  2. Meleckidzedeck Khayesi2
  1. 1 The George Institute for Global Health UK, Oxford, UK
  2. 2 Department for the Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence & Injury Prevention, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Margaret Mary Peden, The George Institute for Global Health, Oxford, OX1 3QX, UK; margie.peden{at}


The Save LIVES: a road safety technical package was produced and launched in May 2017 by the WHO to support road safety decision makers and practitioners in their efforts to significantly reduce the number of road traffic deaths in their countries. This Special Feature explains the process used to develop the package and how and why the 22 interventions were included. It concludes by encouraging researchers and practitioners to tailor their road safety packages to their own realities by following five practical steps.

  • Speed
  • Risk/Determinants, Policy
  • Interventions, Public Health
  • Interventions, Legislation
  • Interventions, Education
  • Interventions

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  • Contributors MMP and MK jointly wrote the article. The Save LIVES report was developed at WHO when MMP was coordinator of the Unintentional Injury Prevention Unit and MK led the report development.

  • Funding This short report is based on a document that was made possible through funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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