Violence and Injury Prevention

Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Programme

Bloomberg Philanthropies 2013

The Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Programme is a five-year, US$125 million investment to reduce preventable road traffic deaths and injuries in nine target countries: Brazil, Cambodia, China, India, Kenya, Mexico, Russian Federation, Turkey and Viet Nam. As a consortium partner, WHO supports governments to address key risks: drinking and driving, speeding and failing to use motorcycle helmets, seat-belts and child restraints. In this regard, WHO gives input on the development of comprehensive legislation and production of mass media campaigns, trains journalists, and supports NGO advocacy efforts. In addition, WHO issues regular global status reports on road safety.