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Addressing Global Road Safety

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Approximately 1.3 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes. If no action is taken, road traffic injuries are predicted to become the fifth-leading cause of death globally by 2030.

The Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) is an international program that aims to reduce crash fatalities and injuries.

Along with collaborating organizations from around the world, JH-IIRU is pleased to join Bloomberg Philanthropies as a partner and will remain a key contributor in its six-year, $240 million reinvestment through 2025 with an aim to save an estimated 600,000 more lives and prevent as many as 22 million injuries in low- and middle-income countries.

Program partners are supporting cities to strengthen and implement proven solutions through key road safety interventions, like helmet and seatbelt-wearing and drunk-driving reduction.

Supporting cities include Accra, Addis Ababa, Bengaluru, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Cali, Dhaka, Guadalajara, Guayaquil, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kampala, Kumasi, Mumbai, New Delhi, Sao Paulo, Salvador, Recife, and Quito.

Countries include Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Mexico, Philippines, Tanzania, Uganda, and Viet Nam.

The JH-IIRU team is proud to be part of this international consortium of partners including:

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