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From September 8 to September 20, 2019, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit and Global Road Safety Partnership co-led a two-week training course on road safety in Baltimore, Maryland.

Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the course included more than 60 participants from 30 low- and middle-income countries around the world. Over the two weeks, participants and organizers -- including leadership, faculty, and staff from JH-IIRU -- worked to build leadership capacity to design, advocate for, and implement effective road safety programs and policies.

Across 10 days, the course invited JH-IIRU speakers and other multidisciplinary experts from across the globe to lead sessions on a variety of road safety issues, such as health economics, enforcement, health systems, and urban design. The group also had the opportunity to travel to New York to visit Bloomberg Philanthropies and Ruckersville, Virginia for a tour of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 

On Friday, September 20, the course concluded with group marketplace presentations before a certificate ceremony and closing reception.

The entire course was highlighted with the hashtag #GRSLC2019 on Twitter. Daily photo albums of course sessions, trips, and special events are also available online via Facebook

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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