Violence and Injury Prevention

Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) 2015-2019

WHO/J. Passmore

The Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) 2015-2019 seeks to reduce fatalities and injuries from road traffic crashes in low- and middle-income countries and cities by strengthening road safety legislation at national level and implementing proven road safety interventions at city level. WHO will contribute to this new programme in four countries - China, Philippines, Thailand and United Republic of Tanzania - by providing technical support to assess and revise current legislation; building capacities of select lawyers on advocating for evidence-based laws and regulations; engaging with journalists with a view to their writing more in-depth road safety stories focused on change and solutions; and developing normative documents reflecting the above efforts.