CALL FOR PAPERS International Journal of Crashworthiness. SPECIAL ISSUE in conjunction with a SPECIAL SESSION
Upcoming Event: 2014 East African Safe Communities Conference
During 19-21 of November 2014, in partnership with the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Community Safety, the PeerCorps-CIPCS is planning to launch an East African regional conference on community safety. The conference themes will include: traffic safety, child and adolescent safety, violence prevention and workplace safety
Announcement and Call for Abstracts. East African Regional Safe Communities Conference 2014, Arusha, Tanzania, 19-21 November.
The International and Local Organizing Committees cordially invite you to participate in the first East African Regional Conference on Safe Communities. The conference will be held at the Arusha International Conference Center in Arusha, Tanzania.
RTIRN regional workshop “Emergency Medical Systems in Mesoamerica: A key component of the Global Decade of Action for Road Safety”
May 23rd, 2014.- The Road Traffic Injuries Research Network with financial support from The Global Road Safety Fund, organized a two day workshop for the Mesoamerican region. The event took place in the city of Cuernavaca (Mexico) on April 22nd and 23rd, 2014. The event featured the involvement of expert facilitators and presenters from RTIRN, Hopkins and the Mesoamerican region.
A new administration of the RTIRN Secretariat just started, Cuernavaca, Mexico
From April 21 to 25, the new RTIRN Secretary Dr. Cuong Pham V alongside with the new RTIRN Coordinator Dr. La Ngoc Quang visited the former Secretariat venue at Fundación Entornos A.C. in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. This was a great opportunity to present the previous and present work that the former RTIRN Secretariat administration is conducting and to exchange ideas on how to maximize the activities in progress in order to achieve the full potential of RTIRN in the near future.
Book puReports from the UK’s Faculty fo Public Health
RTIRN partners book publication
RTIRN partners Dr. Diana Samarakkody and Professor Samath Dharmarathna just published a book on injury prevention (Grass roots Injury Prevention - GRIP Guide) by Practical Action Publishing, United Kingdom. This book is targeted for grass root level injury prevention practitioners and one chapter is dedicated to discuss on prevention of road traffic injuries. The GRIP Guide is written in interactive format.
SRDO Consultative Workshop on “Harassment of Women in Public Transport & Public Places”
The Social Research and Development Organization (SRDO), Legal Rights Forum (LRF) and Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) had successfully organized a Consultative Workshop on “Harassment of Women in Public Transport & Public Places” on Friday, 31st January 2013, at the office of Legal Rights Forum (LRF), Karachi. Mr. Anis Danish, Advocate Malik Tahir Iqbal, Mr. Abdul Qadir Bullo, Mr. Mohammad Ashraf and Mr. Amir Murtaza were prominent among the speakers. Honorable Justice (Retd) Majida Rizvi was the Chief Guest of the Consultative Workshop.
“Road Safety” Public Association completed number of projects aimed at strengthening the road safety
In Kyrgyzstan, the negative growth trend of deaths and injuries is being observed in road accidents. Each year, more than one thousand people are dying (1,217 people in 2013, the number increased up to 13% compared to 2012 indicator), 10,738 people were injured in 2013 (in 2012 - more than 8000 people). It is obvious, that negative growth of road accidents, deaths and injuries in Kyrgyzstan are increasing every year.
RTIRN Secretariat Call results.
As you know we launched a “Call for Proposals to Host the RTIRN Secretariat”. The call had a great response and we received many outstanding proposals and the review/selection process was very competitive.
Free, online certificate training programme on road traffic injury prevention
The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) is offering for the first time a free, online training certificate programme on Road Traffic Injury Prevention and Control in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (RTIP).
Press Release: Road safety education should be mandatory to minimize accidents
Social Research and Development Organization (SRDO) has showed serious concern over the loss of precious lives in a road accident in Salgiran, near Muree on 8th January 2014.
NGO Avoid Accident launches “SEE ME SAVE ME”
NGO Avoid Accident in association of local Police launched a special drive “SEE ME SAVE ME” for the safety of non motor vehicles especially cycles in which we have fixed high quality reflective on more than 500 cycles to save them from the accidents during night and fog on roads as they are hard to be visible.
NEW ARRB Research Report 383 - Safe System Infrastructure: Implementation Issues in Low and Middle Income Countries
More than 1.24 million people die and between 20 and 50 million people are injured on the world’s roads every year, with the largest portion of this burden carried by those in low and middle income countries. Improvement to road infrastructure is a key mechanism for improving safety in all countries. A variety of proven road safety infrastructure treatments are available. While these treatments are all capable of delivering safety improvements, one group of treatments (termed Safe System, or Primary treatments) are able to move closer to the eventual elimination of death and serious injury on our roads.
Decade of action for road safety in the Islamic Republic of Iran- May 2014
Some figures on road traffic injuries(RTIs) in Iran shows that Iran has the third largest population in Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) with about 13% of total population of EMR, greatest number of vehicles in EMR with about 20 657 627 (32% of total vehicles in the region, high percentage of 2-3 wheels vehicles. Reported road traffic fatalities (2010–2011 Iranian Calendar) was 23249 (about 30% of all fatal injuries of the region), high fatal RTIs per 10000 vehicles of 11.3 and reported non-fatal road traffic injuries with 685 611.
ALINAGNON different activates for Road Safety
ALINAGNON: International Women’s Day
During the International Women’s Day, ALINAGNON decided to draw women’s attention to the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a motorcycle.
FGR presents poster in Australia about the Importance of Child Restraint Systems
Fundación Gonzalo Rodríguez (FGR) presented a poster at the “11th Australasian Injury Prevention & Safety Promotion Conference” held in Freemantle, Western Australia during November 11th and 13th 2013. The Poster, about the importance of Child Restraint Systems, was produced based on studies conducted by FGR and Fundación MAPFRE (available at: www.gonzalorodriguez.org).
FGR presents poster at the ITF-IRTAD/OISEVI Congress
Between November 13th and 15th 2013, under the ITF-IRTAD/OISEVI Congress held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Fundación Gonzalo Rodriguez made a presentation of a poster about Child Road Safety in Uruguay: National Analysis and Regional Projection, with the outcome of research referring to Child Road Safety carried out by FGR in Uruguay (available at: www.gonzalorodriguez.org) and data from countries within the region.
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2013 in Republic of Macedonia
The Republic Council on road traffic safety has coordinated the activities of the partner institutions for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2013:
Results of the RTIRN Small Grants Program
RTIRN profiled in UN Secretary-General Report on the global road safety crisis
We are very happy to share some good news with you. The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has issued a report “Improving global road safety”, in advance of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly. The report draws attention to key developments in global road safety over the last two years, including the launch of the Global status report on road safety 2013; the Second UN Global Road Safety Week; the creation of the Global Alliance for Care of the Injured; and the annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.
RTIRN’s special farewell to Professor Datuk (Dr.) Radin Umar Radin Sohadi
We are very sad to inform you that the former University Putra Malaysia (UPM) vice-chancellor and former RTIRN Board Member Professor Datuk (Dr.) Radin Umar Radin Sohadi recently passed away. Prof. Radin Umar was a great professional, a good friend and colleague of RTIRN and many of us on the board. He was also the first Director General of the Malaysia Institute for Road Safety Research (MIROS) which was a product of his vision.
“Expert Group Meeting on Preventing Motorcycle Injuries in Children” in Bangkok, Thailand
All Member States in the WHO South-East Asia (SEA) Region are low- and middle-income countries. In the SEA Region, the motorcycle is prevalently used as a family vehicle with children routinely transported as passengers. A motorcyclist is 26 times more likely to die in a crash per vehicle mile travelled in comparison with motorist. The increasing use of motorcycles and the injuries and deaths by its use in the South-East Asia Region is of great concern to Member States. This was also expressed by the delegates at the Sixty-third Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the South-East Asia (2010).
RTIRN best contribution award winner!!
Because of the great contributions we have received during thias last years, we believed that is important to acknowledge the effort and time invested from our RTIRN community on our newsletter. This is why we rewarded the best contributions of 2012.
Workshop “Principles of evaluation in Road Safety interventions”
This past Thursday September 19th, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit along with the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) and Fundacion Entornos A.C., organized the two day workshop “Principles of evaluation in Road Safety interventions” at the city of Leon, Guanajuato; Mexico.
IRTAD/OISEVI CONFERENCE, BETTER SAFETY DATA FOR BETTER ROAD SAFETY OUTCOMES NOVEMBER 13TH & 14TH - BUENOS AIRES - 2013
This international conference aims to bring out discussions about the quality of the systems for collecting and analyzing data in IRTAD, OISEVI and certain countries. In addition to discussions about methodological issues, cases of recent initiatives to improve the quality of the collection and analysis of data and also the latest research and analysis made by the IRTAD Group will be presented.
Activities in from our partners during the Second Global Road Safety Week
The Second UN Global Road Safety Week was held on 6-12 May 2013 and it was dedicated to pedestrian safety.
Observatory on Fatal Injuries Caused by External Factors in Lima (Peru)
After a year of the promulgation of the Ordinance 1568, the process of monitoring deaths from external causes (accidents, homicides and suicides), through data provided by the Institute of Legal Medicine, establishes the "Observatory on Fatal Injury Caused by External Factors"
Publication of the report "Spatial Analysis of Road Traffic Injuries involving Bicycles and their interaction with bike lanes in the Great City of Santiago" (CONASET)
On the statistics of the last 10 years in Chile, those who died in crashes involving bicycles rank third of all fatal victims of road traffic injuries This, added to studies by the World Bank, indicate that the number of cyclists in the city of Santiago are growing annually between 15% and 18% and currently leads the Rankin for the use of this medium of transportation in South America, thanks to a series of incentives to the use of bicycles in recent years, including bicycle paths opening as a key element, contribute in significance of this study.
Best Contribution Award 2012!!!!
Because of the great contributions we have received over the last three years, we believe that is important to acknowledge the effort and time invested from our RTIRN community on our newsletter. This is why we will start rewarding the best contributions of the year.
RTIRN FIFTH WEBINAR
On June 17th, 2013 at 14:00 hrs––(CST Mexico Time) it took place the RTIRN`s fifth webinar entitled “Youth for Road Safety: Engaging hearts, minds and evidence”. With the participation of Mr. Floor Lieshout Director of Youth for Road Safety (YOURS) and Dr. Shanti Ameratunga from University of Auckland, New Zealand and RTIRN Board.
RTIRN partners present at the 15th Public Health Research Congress.
On March 6th to 8th the National institute of Public Health (Mexico) hosted the 15th National Congress on Public Health Research
Best Contribution Award!!!!
Because of the great contributions we have received over this year and because of the great participation from all of you on last year’s “Best Contributions Award”, we will award the best contribution of 2012. We strongly believe that the participation of our network is fundamental and without them we wouldn’t have a newsletter. This past year was a great year for our community and we received great contributions. Stand by for more information soon!!!!
RTIRN regional workshop “Evaluation of Road Safety Interventions: Key Component of the Global Decade of Action”
April 5th 2013.- The Road Traffic Injuries Research Network with financial support from The Global Road Safety Fund and the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit, organized a two day workshop for the South America region. The event took place in the city of Curitiba (Brazil) on February 26th and 27th, 2013. The event featured the involvement of expert facilitators and presenters from RTIRN, PAHO and the South American region.
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (India)
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is observed on the third Sunday of November each year by an increasing number of countries on every continent around the world. This day is dedicated to remembering the many millions killed or injured in road crashes and their families and communities, as well as to pay tribute to the dedicated emergency crews, police and medical professionals who daily deal with the traumaticaftermath of road death and injury.
Gains in motorcycle helmet use undermined by use of poor quality helmets
About 50% of the motorcycle helmets being worn in many low and middle-income countries (LMIC) are not likely to provide the protection needed to prevent injury and death, according to the findings of a study undertaken in nine LMIC in Africa, Asia and the Americas, coordinate by the Road Traffic Injuries Research Network (RTIRN), and supported by the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility and the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Violence and Injury Prevention.
RTIRN regional workshop “Road Safety Interventions”
October 19th 2012.- The Road Traffic Injuries Research Network along with the George Institute for Global Health, with financial support from The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), organized a two day workshop for the Asia Pacific region.
RTIRN Board Member receives award for outstanding research work
October 6th, 2012.- RTIRN Board Member Dr. Hamid Soori was awarded for the most outstanding researcher work on prevention and control of road traffic injuries in Iran.
Apri inaugurates road safety vanguards in Abia state
Road Traffic Injuries Prevention and Rescue Initiative, a Road Safety focused Non-Governmental Organization has inaugurated the Road Safety Vanguard of the organization in Abia State, aimed at complimenting government efforts in the safety of road users in Abia State.
The National Institute of Public Health (Mexico) is awarded the best 2011 road safety initiatives in Mexico
July 23rd, 2012; Mexico, DF.- The Mobility and Development Mexico AC handed, for the fifth time, the yellow diamond awards to the best road safety initiatives in Mexico, with the aim to identify and reward ongoing initiatives that positively affect Mexican society for the prevention of risks in traffic also to encourage the pursuit of more and better road projects in general.
Latin American Experiences on Carrot Law (Ley Zanahoria)
The carrot law is a restriction in the time limit of sale for alcoholic beverages, established in 1996 in the cities of Bogota and Cali, in order to reduce the effect of alcohol on violence, reducing mortality by homicides, road traffic injuries and suicides. This policy was also approved by Brazil and Paraguay.
RTIRN best contribution award winner!!
Because of the great contributions we have received during thias last years, we believed that is important to acknowledge the effort and time invested from our RTIRN community on our newsletter. This is why we rewarded the best contributions of 2011.
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