Posts tagged with 'WHO'
Vida Segura: How São Paulo Plans to Cut Traffic Fatalities by Half in 10 Years
Vida Segura: How São Paulo Plans to Cut Traffic Fatalities by Half in 10 Years
With a population of 12.2 million – eighth largest in the world – São Paulo faces a daunting task in making its streets safe for all. But in April 2019, the city pledged to do just that, becoming the first ...
5 Under-Recognized Impacts of Air Pollution
5 Under-Recognized Impacts of Air Pollution
Most of the rising global attention to air pollution focuses on the impacts that ozone, particulate matter and other pollutants have on human health. This is natural; the numbers in the headlines are striking. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that ...
Report: 1.35 Million People Killed Every Year in Traffic Crashes. And Counting.
Report: 1.35 Million People Killed Every Year in Traffic Crashes. And Counting.
Every 24 seconds someone is killed in a road traffic crash. And the countdown is constantly getting shorter. According to the World Health Organization’s recently released Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018, road traffic fatalities claim more than 1.35 ...
Curbing Climate Change and Preventing Deaths from Air Pollution Go Hand-in-Hand
Curbing Climate Change and Preventing Deaths from Air Pollution Go Hand-in-Hand
More than 7 million people die prematurely every year due to air pollution. That’s like the entire population of Hong Kong dropping dead due to a cause that’s ultimately avoidable. The World Health Organization (WHO) is turning its attention to ...
Why Design and Mobility Are Key for Creating Safer Cities for All
Why Design and Mobility Are Key for Creating Safer Cities for All
On November 18 – 19, 2015 Brazil will host the UN’s 2nd Global High Level Conference on Road Safety in Brasilia, convening national governments, cities, and civil society organizations. The conference is a unique moment to bring impetus to the Decade ...
New WHO Report a Reminder that Road Safety Progress is “Too Slow”
New WHO Report a Reminder that Road Safety Progress is “Too Slow”
Today (October 19), the World Health Organization (WHO) released its latest Global status report on road safety, previously published in 2013. The Global status report is the authoritative document for traffic safety, documenting global traffic deaths, analyzing the causes of traffic-related ...
Groups like the Seatbelt Crew combine education and entertainment to get automobile drivers on Mumbai, India's crowded roads to buckle-up. Photo by Jerry H./Flickr.
Friday Fun: Mumbai's Seatbelt Crew wants you to buckle up
Imagine it’s a hot, sunny day in Mumbai, India. Traffic is stopped. As you watch people passing by, suddenly a group of hijras – sometimes referred to as India’s transgender “third sex” – in matching saris file into the streets ...
Pedestrianization projects like that of Istanbul's historic peninsula can reduce traffic crashes and protect pedestrians. Photo by Andres Arjona/Flickr.
Cities that inspire us for United Nations Global Road Safety Week 2015
Editor’s note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the third Global Road Safety Week occurred in April 2014. The third Global Road Safety week is planned for 2015.  Already there are 1.2 million traffic-related deaths per year worldwide. ...
In the past two decades, Indian cities have grown tremendously—not only in population, but in geographic size. Photo by Peter Vandeput/ Flickr.
Three challenges facing India’s growing cities
Population growth and rapid urbanization are combining to create huge challenges for Indian cities. According to McKinsey, Indian cities are expected to grow from 340 million people in 2008 to a whopping 590 million in 2030. Meeting demand for urban services ...
Photo by Blog do Mílton Jung.
Sedentary lifestyle kills more than smoking
Some actions, such as hopping in your car to go to the bakery, may be putting your life at risk. This week in the online journal, Galileu, Professor I-Min Lee, from the School of Public Health at Harvard University, draws ...
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World Health Day: 5 questions on how transport is related to health
TheCityFix interviewed EMBARQ Health and Road safety expert, Claudia Adriazola-Steil, for World Health Day 2013: Q1. How can we tackle the problem of rising obesity and physical inactivity through transport? Lack of physical activity contributes to 3.2 million deaths annually, ...
Statistics: Data Maintenance for Efficient Road Safety Assessment
Statistics: Data Maintenance for Efficient Road Safety Assessment
  A recent study by Barffour et al. (2012) highlighted the shortfalls in data maintained by the two main authorities on road safety in India, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH), and the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). ...
Nose hair length is the newest metric for measuring local air pollution.
Friday Fun: The Nose Hair Indicator for Air Pollution
Visualizing air pollution is akin to to understanding several hundred shades of gray smog or looking at the local newspaper’s air quality indicators on a sliding scale of green (good air) dots to red (don’t go outside, ’tis dangerous) lozenges. While ...
Call For Applicants: ¡Win An EU Road Safety Blogging Position in Barcelona!
Call For Applicants: ¡Win An EU Road Safety Blogging Position in Barcelona!
The European Road Safety Charter (ERSC), an EU Commission Initiative program, is holding a contest for road safety bloggers.  According to the World Health Organization road accidents are the leading cause of death for 15 to 19 year olds globally and ...
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