Brazil - Road Safety in 10 Countries Project: Brazil
The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) is currently working with a consortium of international partners to improve road safety in 10 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) around the world. Dubbed the Road Safety in 10 Countries project (RS-10), the five-year initiative draws on support from Bloomberg Philanthropies and collaboration with the World Health Organization to implement and evaluate road safety solutions where they are needed most. JH-IIRU is responsible for the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the road safety interventions in all 10 countries, as well as the development of training materials for public health professionals and health care workers. Interventions address critical road safety risks such as helmet wearing, seatbelt use, drunk driving and speeding. JH-IIRU has partnered with local collaborators in all 10 countries to carry out monitoring and evaluation activities. In Brazil, we have collaborated with the Center for Drug and Alcohol Research (CAPD) at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and Hospital de Clnicas of Porto Alegre since 2010.