World Health Day

Road safety experts


This audio visual gallery features short clips by various representatives of victims organizations and experts in the field. Several individuals comment on the problem of road traffic injuries, and others share the activities they are planning to mark World Health Day 2004. All illustrate the necessity to be involved in World Health Day 2004, which will provide a unique opportunity to address this issue on a global level.

Association for Safe International Road Travel

Rochelle Sobel, Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), gives a testimony on how to transform the tragedy of loss into action to improve road safety. Running time 2:35

Centro Nacional para la Prevención de Accidentes

Eduardo Vasquez-Vela Sanchez, Centro Nacional para la Prevención de Accidentes (Mexico), stresses the importance of both political will and early education as effective prevention measures. Running time 0:58

Drive Alive

Moira Winslow, Drive Alive (South Africa), explains her organization’s activities to teach young people road safety, particularly the buddy system. Running time 1:32

European Federation of Road Traffic Victims

Marcel Haegi, European Federation of Road Traffic Victims, explains the dangers of excessive speed and his organization’s World Health Day plans. Running time 0:42

FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society

David Ward, Director-General of the FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society, an international charity to promote road safety and environmental protection, expresses the FIA Foundation’s support for World Health Day and highlights the importance of raising political awareness about road safety on World Health Day and throughout the year. Running time 1:28

Friends for Life

Anish Koshy, Friends for Life (India), talks about the achievements and activities of the “Keep your head, wear a helmet” campaign. Running time: 1:01

The Global Fund

Vinand Nantulya, The Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis (Switzerland), speaks of the magnitude and consequences of the road traffic injuries and deaths.

Johns Hopkins University

Adnan Hyder of Johns Hopkins University (United States), representing the Road Traffic Injury Research Network, explores various interventions concerning speed and alcohol to prevent road traffic injuries. Running time: 1:22

Ligue contre la violence routière

Chantal Perrichon, Ligue contre la violence routière (France) talks about the current situation of road traffic injuries and policies in France. Running time 1:07

RoadPeace

Brigitte Chaudhry, founder of RoadPeace (United Kingdom), a national charity for road traffic victims, speaks of road traffic injuries as a leading cause of death, especially among young people and about the importance of an adequate, systematic legal response. Running time 1:46

WHO Regional Office for Africa

Dr Olive Kobusingye, of the WHO Regional Office for Africa (Democratic Republic of the Congo), speaks of the road traffic injury problem in Africa from a multi-sectoral perspective, and calls for action to prevent road traffic injuries. Running time 2:17

Youth Association for Social Awareness

Mona Khouri Akl, Youth Association for Social Awareness (Lebanon), describes the measures taken by road traffic safety activists in Lebanon. Running time 1:01