Violence and Injury Prevention

China launches World report on road traffic injury prevention

Hosted by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Public Security, WHO and the World Bank, more than 100 senior level officials gathered in Beijing, China for the national launch of the World report on road traffic injury prevention. Those providing opening remarks during the event included Dr Xiao, Deputy Director of the Division of Disease Control in the Ministry of Health; Dr Krug, WHO Director of the Department of Injuries and Violence Prevention; and Dr Scurfield, Manager of Transportation of the World Bank. In China where more than 250,000 people are killed on the road's each year, the launch was an opportunity for those concerned with road safety to acknowledge the World report on road traffic injury prevention and its key recommendations for action and to describe progress made toward improving road safety in China. In a follow-up meeting to the launch, WHO, World Bank and Chinese health and transport officials agreed to strengthen collaboration on data collection, national policy creation and human capacity development.