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January 2012

 

 

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Multi – Center Study on "Non-standard helmet use

The MCS represents a leading activity of the RTIRN network towards achieving research capacity development, focusing on senior researchers and using regional workshops to strengthen specific skills in methods related to motorcycle safety. The project was made possible with funding from the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility and Global Forum for Health Research.

The products of the study are expected to be beneficial not only to the individual scientist but also the global community of stakeholders (GRSF/World Bank, WHO, UNRSC) interested in RTI prevention.

Nine collaborating centers in Asia, Africa and Latin America were part of this activity. These teams were selected based on an open call for application that was reviewed by the board of RTIRN.

MCS Participating Centers

Country

Institution

Principle Investigator

China

George Institute for International Health - China

Dr. James Yu

Ghana

Building and Road Research Institute

Dr. Francis Afukaar

India

National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences

Dr. G. Gururaj

Malaysia

University Putra Malaysia

Dr. Kulanthayan Mani

Mexico

The National Institute of Public Health of Mexico

Ms. Elisa Hidalgo

Nigeria

University of Ibadan

Dr. Eme Owoaje

Pakistan

Aga Khan University

Dr. Junaid Razzak

Thailand

Thammasat University

Dr. Nitaya Vajanapoom

Vietnam

Hanoi Department of Public Health

Dr. Tuan Pham

Dr Kulanthayan Mani of University Putra Malaysia served as the Study Coordinator.

The project kicked off in May 2008 with the first workshop organized in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia . Details of this workshop are available at http://www.rtirn.net/Malaysia_may_2008_work_Shp.asp

It is expected that data collection will begin around September 2008 with finalization of the study projected to occur by the end of 2009. The RTIRN presented preliminary results of this study on its parallel session at the 10th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion that took place in London England. The results will also be presented in specialized literature in the near future.

 



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