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AfroSAFE Academy

AfroSAFE webinar March 2024

Global road safety trends in low- and middle-income countries and challenges to meet road safety targets

According to the WHO most recent report, global trends of road injuries show a decline of 5% compared to 2010. However, low and middle-income countries (LMICs) continue to report increases. African Region has seen a 17% rise in deaths since 2010. Making roads safer is now well established as a public health agenda, and the UN SDG 3.6 set an ambitious target of halving the number of global road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030. To achieve this, the regions with disproportionately higher levels of traffic-related injury risks need dedicated strategies to overcome the barriers presented by their respective social contexts. This talk will discuss the current trends of RTIs in different regions of the world and specific problems and challenges facing LMICs.

About the speaker

Geetam Tiwari is an Emeritus Professor at the Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Centre (TRIP-C) at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. Her research focus includes transport planning and traffic safety, emphasizing pedestrians, bicycles and bus systems in India. She is one of the Advisory Board Members of WHO’s Global Status Report on Road Safety 2023. She is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion since 2009.

When and how

Friday, 15 March 2024
11:00-12:00 CET (time convertor)

Format: Zoom webinar/meeting

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