Israel

Launch of "Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011 - 2020"
11 May-1 June 2011, Or Yarok

Or Yarok association will mark the launch of "Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011 - 2020" by vast media activities including national and local radio and television shows concerning the "Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011 - 2020". The members and volunteers of "Or Yarok" will promote the launch of "Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011 - 2020" as a part of the association activities on may 11th and throughout the month. These activities take place in elementary schools, high schools, workplaces and also include the "Or Yarok Clubs" (groups of volunteers that act within local authorities to increase community awareness of road safety) and lectures to the senior community.

Contact: Yaniv Jacob
Tel: +972-9-7776162
Email: yanivj@oryarok.org.il

Importance of the Decade of Action to the Public Health Practitioner
11 May 2011, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. International Masters of Public Health Program. Hadassah-Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine

This is an hour long presentation and discussion of the idea behind the Decade of Action declaration to a class of 19 public health master students from 14 countries in Africa, South and North America and South East Asia. As public health professionals who would be completing their graduate studies this year,they are seen as an important group to have as partners in the Decade of Action for Road Safety campaign. The most important characteristic of this group is their distribution over the parts of the globe where road deaths and injuries are major public health concerns.

Contact: Dr Moses Barima Djimatey
Tel: +972-54-9487472
Email: moses.djimatey@mail.huji.ac.il

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