WHO Video: Global Road Safety – Time for Results

This video, posted to YouTube by WHO last Friday, focuses on road safety and traffic accidents, which are a major – and frequently overlooked – global health issue. The video features narration from WHO Director General Margaret Chan, actress Michelle Yeoh, and several people directly impacted by road accidents or fatalities.

The description reads:

This short film, produced for the 2nd Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety held in Brazil in November 2015, highlights the tragic consequences of the lack of safety on the world’s roads and the urgent measures needed to address this health and development crisis. Road traffic injuries take the lives of some 1.25 million people each year, and are the leading cause of death for young people aged 15-29 years.

For more information, visit: http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/road_traffic/en/

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