Sarah Boseley, health editor, the Guardian
Kevin Watkins, Executive Director Overseas Development Institute
Marc Shotten, Senior Transport Specialist, World Bank Global Road Safety Facility
Aaron Cohen, Principal Scientist, Health Effects Institute
Kavi Bhalla, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit.
Katherine Leach-Kemon, Policy Translation Specialist, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
Saul Billingsley, Director General FIA Foundation
However, concerns over the social and health costs of the
growth in road transport are becoming ever more apparent. Road traffic injuries
and the impact of air pollution are an increasing burden on populations in low
and middle income countries.
This new research from the World Bank and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) presents the global health loss from motorised road transport. The results reveal the extent of the impact and the burden on vulnerable sections of the population which has so far not been adequately understood. The report describes policy recommendations and actions to address this 21 century epidemic.