Working in countries
Following the publication of the World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention in 2004 and the endorsement of the recommendations of this report by the World Health Assembly and the UN General Assembly, WHO increased its support to a number of countries to implement road safety projects.
In 2007, funding was received from The Bloomberg Family Foundation to commence road safety work in two countries: Mexico and Viet Nam. Cambodia was later added. Significant gains were made in these three countries in terms of saving lives through implementing and enforcing legislations (helmet or seat-belt), capacity development and advocacy.
Read more : Bloomberg Family Foundation contributes US$ 9 million to WHO to support life-saving road safety programme
Road safety in 10 countries
In 2010, a consortium of partners received funding from The Bloomberg Family Foundation to expand road safety to 10 low- or middle-income countries. Dubbed the Road Safety in 10 Countries Project (or RS10 for short), this initiative will include a road traffic injury prevention component in all 10 countries: Brazil, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Kenya, Mexico, Russian Federation, Turkey and Viet Nam. Additionally, it will focus on trauma care in Kenya and India, and data system development in Kenya and Egypt. RS10 will be implemented over the next five years (2010-2014).
Read more :
RS in 2012: overview
RS in 2012: map
- Bloomberg Philanthropies: 2010-2012 review of Global Road Safety Programme
- RS10 kicks off in several countries
- WHO welcomes announcement of major contribution to global road safety
More detailed information about each of the RS10 country projects follows: