Groupe BRICS: Possibilité d'amélioration de la sécurité routière

Translated title of the contribution: BRICS: Opportunities to improve road safety

Adnan A. Hyder, Andres I. Vecino-Ortiz

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Abstract

Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa - the countries known as BRICS - are currently undergoing a deep epidemiological transition that is mainly driven by rapid economic growth and technological change. The changes being observed in the distribution of the burden of diseases and injuries - such as recent increases in the incidence of road traffic injuries - are matters of concern. BRICS may need stronger institutional capacity to address such changes in a timely way. In this paper, we present data on road traffic injuries in BRICS and illustrate the enormous challenge that these countries currently face in reducing the incidence of such injuries. There is an urgent need to improve road safety indicators in every country constituting BRICS. It is imperative for BRICS to invest in system-wide road safety interventions and reduce the mortality and morbidity from road traffic injuries.

Translated title of the contributionBRICS: Opportunities to improve road safety
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)423-428
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin of the World Health Organization
Volume92
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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