Bloomberg Philanthropies Hosts International Road Safety Experts in Mumbai to Discuss Initiatives to Prevent Traffic Deaths and Injuries

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Bloomberg Philanthropies Hosts International Road Safety Experts in Mumbai to Discuss Initiatives to Prevent Traffic Deaths and Injuries

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 9:50am

CAMPAIGN: Bloomberg: Philanthropy & Engagement

CONTENT: Press Release

Annual meeting convenes global network of cities and countries committed to improving road safety, furthers Michael R. Bloomberg’s efforts to combat injuries as WHO Global Ambassador

June 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety convened 150 road safety experts from 17 countries in Mumbai, India, from June 7 to 9 to address one of the world’s leading causes of preventable death. Nearly 85 percent of the world’s countries lack adequate laws to counter the growing rates of traffic-related deaths and injuries. As a result, an estimated 1.3 million deaths and 20 to 50 million injuries occur every year, with 90 percent of these fatalities occurring in low- and middle-income countries.

Government officials, non-governmental stakeholders, law enforcement and other partners convened in Mumbai to share best practices and learnings since last year’s meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.

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CAMPAIGN: Bloomberg: Philanthropy & Engagement

CONTENT: Press Release