On Friday, December 8, 2017, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) welcomed a diverse panel of global road safety experts for the 2017 International Symposium on Road Safety and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

JH-IIRU Director Dr. Adnan Hyder welcomed the symposium guests, comprised by both in-person and virtual livestream attendees, before Associate Director Abdul Bachani outlined the goals of the morning’s event.

Gayle DiPietro, a former Global Manager at Global Road Safety Partnership and current independent road safety consultant, introduced the four panelists, and moderated the conversation. The event featured a panel of experts to discuss global road safety and implementing sustainable development goals in low- and middle-income countries including:

  • Flavio Jose Cravieiro Cunto, Associate Professor, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil
  • Coung Pham, Associate Professor, Center for Injury Policy and Prevention Research, Hanoi School of Public Health, Vietnam
  • Francis Afukaar, Chief Research Scientist, Building and Road Research Institute, Ghana
  • KV Krishna Rao, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

The presentations demonstrated the importance of a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral response to the death and injury burden of road safety consistent with the SDGs.

JH-IIRU Assistant Scientist Connie Hoe wrapped up the symposium with closing remarks and thanked panelists and audience members. The seminar is available here.

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JH-IIRU Associate Director Abdul Bachani provides an overview of the symposium as panelists prepare for their presentations.