As part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) and collaborators from the Middle East Technical University (METU) recently hosted a road safety training workshop in Ankara, Turkey.

The two-day workshop, “Monitoring and Evaluation Methods for Road Safety,” aimed to strengthen the in-country capacity for monitoring and evaluation of road safety programs in Turkey. The more than fifty attendees included members of the Turkish National Police, faculty members from several Turkish universities, and representatives from the Ministry of Health, as well as various health professionals from across Turkey.

JH-IIRU team member, associate scientist, Dr. Shivam Gupta and METU faculty member, Türker Özkan, lead two sessions, an introduction to program evaluation and a discussion on the indicators for road safety program evaluation. Other topics of discussion included data collection methodologies and key issues and applications of road policing. In addition to Dr. Gupta, JH-IIRU research assistant, Connie Hoe, was in attendance as well.

Additional workshop collaborators included the World Health Organization (WHO), Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) and the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT).

Dr. Shivam Gupta

JH-IIRU research assistant, Connie Hoe