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Addressing Global Road Safety

According to the World Health Organization, there were an estimated 1.19 million road traffic deaths in 2021; this corresponds to a rate of 15 road traffic deaths per 100 000 population

Did you know?

92% of deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries

The Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) is an international program that aims to reduce crash fatalities and injuries.

Along with collaborating organizations from around the world, JH-IIRU is pleased to join Bloomberg Philanthropies as a partner and will remain a key contributor in its six-year, $240 million reinvestment through 2025 with an aim to save an estimated 600,000 more lives and prevent as many as 22 million injuries in low- and middle-income countries.

Program partners are supporting cities to strengthen and implement proven solutions through key road safety interventions, like helmet and seatbelt-wearing and drunk-driving reduction.

Supporting cities include Accra, Addis Ababa, Bengaluru, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Cali, Dhaka, Guadalajara, Guayaquil, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kampala, Kumasi, Mumbai, New Delhi, Sao Paulo, Salvador, Recife, and Quito.

Countries include Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Mexico, Philippines, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam.

The JH-IIRU team is proud to be part of this international consortium of partners including:

Status Summary Reports

These BIGRS-supported reports are produced in collaboration with partners from across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Their purpose is to inform governments and road safety stakeholders on road safety risk factors within their cities, as well as to make specific, evidence-based recommendations.

Rapid Response Reports

JH-IIRU's Rapid Response Reports focus on the synthesis of the scientific evidence on key questions and issues pertaining to road safety. 

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