Addressing the implementation gap in global road safety: Exploring features of an effective response and introducing a 10-country program

Adnan A. Hyder, Katharine A. Allen, Gayle Di Pietro, Claudia A. Adriazola, Rochelle Sobel, Kelly Larson, Margie Peden

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Abstract

Yearly, more than 1.2 million people are killed by road traffic injuries (RTIs) around the globe, and another 20 to 50 million are injured. The global burden of RTIs is predicted to rise. We explored the need for concerted action for global road safety and propose characteristics of an effective response to the gap in addressing RTIs. We propose that a successful response includes domains such as strong political will, capacity building, use of evidence-based interventions, rigorous evaluation, increased global funding, multisectoral action, and sustainability. We also present a case study of the global Road Safety in 10 Countries project, which is a new, 5-year, multipartner initiative to address the burden of RTIs in 10 low- and middle-income countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1061-1067
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume102
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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