Democratic Republic of the Congo
Sensitization on Road Traffic Accident: Neglected epidemic in D.R.Congo
11-15 May 2011, DOCS (Doctors on Call for Service) Injury Program
The main event is the sensitization on Road Traffic Accidents.In D.R.C the RTA is really a neglected epidemic according to DOCS Injury Program Study while people are killed, seriously injured and disabled on a daily basis. Several factors are contributing to this neglected health burden. Research on RTA and efforts to invert the trends are scarce despite the UN recommendations to all governments to address the matter of RTA as un urgent public health problem. DRCongo government must make efforts to resolve this public health problem. DOCS Injury Program is committed to playing the role of catalyst for asking D.R.Congo government to be seriously involved in the research,prevention and management of RTAs.
Contact: Prof.Dr Ahuka Ona Longombe