Global UN Road Safety Week
23-29 April 2007 — Nationwide, Ethiopia

A Steering Committee composed of Ministry of Health Focal Person and WHO-Ethiopia VIP National Programme Officer and head of Federal Transport Authority have had a meeting to form an organizing committee for the UN Global Road Safety Week. The Organizing Committee is composed of Ministry of Health, Federal Transport Authority, Federal Police Commission-Traffic Police Unit, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth and Sports and Ministry of Justice. The committee has met once and decided to conduct several activities during the Road Safety Week: Launch a national violence and injury prevention and emergency medical system strategy, the dissemination of leaflets in each major language and the dissemination of 100,000 printed materials (newsletters) to display data and reports on road traffic injury, but also quiz competitions and talk shows on radio and television.

Contact: Mussie G. Michael, Ministry of Health, Diseases Prevention and Control Department Other Diseases Prevention and Control Team
Telephone: +251 911 842 259 or +251 115 159 978

Young drivers and crashes
23 April 2007 — Czech Republic, Spain, Ecuador, Argentina, Mexico, Ethiopia, Netherlands

In the Czech Republic and in Spain, a traffic education program for young drivers (16-18 years) will be organized under the banner of IRSA; the program is called "The Action" (Czech Republic) and "The Road Show" (Spain). In the other countries, IRSA is organizing train-the-trainer programs for police trainers and traffic police specialists with respect to the improvement of traffic enforcement and the handling of crashes, including the improvement of crash data collection.

Contact: Peter ter Meulen, International Road Safety Academy - Association
Telephone: +31 205708930, Fax: +31 205708989