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On Monday, August 26, Gayle DiPietro, Global Manager for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program at the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) visited JH-IIRU to discuss not only the progress of the road safety program, but the potential for future partnerships outside the consortium.

During her visit, Ms. DiPietro met with country managers to discuss the ongoing work in each of the participating countries, as well as future plans for the Global Road Safety Program. She also highlighted some of the participants of the Road Safety Grants Programme, which was initiated in 2012 as a way to help NGOs strengthen advocacy for improvements in road safety policy to reduce deaths and serious injuries as a result of road crashes.

At GRSP, Ms. DiPietro oversees the Partnership’s capacity building with Global Road Safety Program in-country stakeholders, particularly traffic police, in order to implement evidence-based road safety interventions. She manages the small-grants program as well, which is designed to support NGOs in advocacy work as well as shape advocacy efforts with selected Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies.

Find more information on GRSP here: http://www.grsproadsafety.org/

On April 18th, as part of the effort to draw attention to the growing burden of road traffic injuries, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) launched “Public Health Burden of Road Traffic Injuries: An Assessment from Ten Low- and Middle-Income Countries,” a special issue of Traffic Injury Prevention. A noontime seminar at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, which featured panelists from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), two of the Road Safety in 10 Countries project consortium partners, marked the occasion.
Guest panelists Margie Peden from WHO and Gayle DiPietro from GRSP joined JH-IIRU Director Adnan Hyder and Senior Technical Advisor, David Bishai to announce the special issue, which highlights the work the RS-10 Project is doing.  This landmark publication includes 11 scientific papers jointly authored with 50 colleagues from JH-IIRU and their in-country collaborators that contribute much-needed new knowledge to the burgeoning issue of road traffic injuries in low- and middle- income countries.


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L-R: Gayle DiPietro, Adnan Hyder, Margie Peden and David Bishai


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Gayle DiPietro


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Margie Peden

To read more about the event, click here.

To access the special issue of Traffic Injury Prevention, click
here.

To find out more about the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit and the Road Safety In 10 Countries Project, contact us at
IIRU@jhsph.edu.

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