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February 25, 2015

Global Road Safety: 10 focus cities announced

Vital Strategies is proud to be named a partner of Bloomberg Philanthropies groundbreaking Global Road Safety Initiative.  This initiative seeks to combat one of the world’s leading global killers – road injury – and has selected ten focus cities and five countries in which to work. From the Bloomberg Philanthropies announcement (at http://bloombg.org/1BTLK11):

Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the winning cities and countries selected to participate in a new phase of the foundation’s Global Road Safety Initiative, which aims to reduce fatalities and injuries from road traffic crashes. With a new commitment of $125 million over five years, the program will work at both the national level to strengthen road safety legislation and the city level implementing proven road safety interventions. Twenty invited cities participated in the competition with ten cities and five countries selected as official participants in the program. The five countries selected to receive technical support to review and strengthen road safety legislation include China, India, Philippines, Thailand and Tanzania.

The ten cities are:

Accra, Ghana;
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;
Bandung, Indonesia;
Bangkok, Thailand;
Bogota, Colombia;
Fortaleza, Brazil;
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam;
Mumbai, India;
São Paulo, Brazil; and
Shanghai, China.

Vital Strategies is proud to join EMBARQ, the Global Road Safety Partnership, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the National Association of City Transportation Officials.

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