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Decade of Action for Road Safety

As described in the 2004 World Health Organization/World Bank World report on road traffic injury prevention, road traffic injuries are a worldwide public health problem and a growing cause of death and injury around the world. Each year road crashes kill more than 1.2 million people, and as many as 50 million are injured or disabled as a result. Road traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for children and young people aged 5–29 years, and according to projections from WHO, trauma will remain a global public health concern for the next twenty years. From 2011-2020, the UN/WHO Decade of Action for Road Safety aims to stop and possibly reverse the predicted trend of global road deaths by 2020, thus markedly reducing the global burden of disease caused by road traffic disasters. Accompanying the Decade of Action for Road Safety, this article collection in Journal of Trauma Management and Outcomes aims to be of interest to health professionals, stakeholders related to road safety, and the public. This series will cover key topics like pre-clinical care, injury prevention, surgical and interventional care, public health issues, within scope for the Decade of Road Safety, and aims to be a resource highlighting the substantial progress in epidemiologic and health-economic knowledge, methods of prevention, and effective care of road traffic injuries on a geopolitical level.

  1. Content type: Research

    Injuries continue to be the leading cause of death and disability for children. The is a paucity of published data on paediatric injuries in our local environment. This study describes the etiological spectrum...

    Authors: Raymond Simon, Japhet M Gilyoma, Ramesh M Dass, Mabula D Mchembe and Phillipo L Chalya

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2013 7:10

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    Trauma remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in resource limited countries. There is paucity of published reports on trauma care in Tanzania, particularly the study area. This study was carried ou...

    Authors: Phillipo L Chalya, Ramesh M Dass, Mabula D Mchembe, Nkinda Mbelenge, Isdori H Ngayomela, Alphonce B Chandika, Japhet M Gilyoma and Joseph B Mabula

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2013 7:9

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  3. Content type: Editorial

    The Journal of Trauma Management and Outcomes welcomes the launch of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020. More than 100 countries around the world will kick off the first global Decade of Action for...

    Authors: Uli Schmucker, Axel Ekkernkamp and Dirk Stengel

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2013 7:1

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  4. Content type: Research

    Road traffic crash is of growing public health importance worldwide contributing significantly to the global disease burden. There is paucity of published data on road traffic crashes in our local environment....

    Authors: Phillipo L Chalya, Joseph B Mabula, Ramesh M Dass, Nkinda Mbelenge, Isdori H Ngayomela, Alphonce B Chandika and Japhet M Gilyoma

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2012 6:1

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  5. Content type: Research

    Rapid economic growth in Vietnam over the last decade has led to an increased frequency of road traffic injury (RTI), which now represents one of the leading causes of death in the nation. Various efforts towa...

    Authors: Takashi Nagata, Ayako Takamori, Yoshinari Kimura, Akio Kimura, Makoto Hashizume and Shinji Nakahara

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2011 5:11

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  6. Content type: Research

    Maxillofacial injuries pose a therapeutic challenges to trauma, maxillofacial and plastic surgeons practicing in developing countries. This study was carried out to determine the etiology, injury characteristi...

    Authors: Phillipo L Chalya, Mabula Mchembe, Joseph B Mabula, Emanuel S Kanumba and Japhet M Gilyoma

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2011 5:7

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  7. Content type: Research

    The high risk behavior of intoxicated drivers, impaired reaction time, lack of seat belt use, and increased incidence of head injury raises questions of whether pre-hospital use of alcohol leads to a higher in...

    Authors: Robert A Cherry, Pamela A Nichols, Theresa M Snavely, Lindsay J Camera and David T Mauger

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2010 4:9

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  8. Content type: Research

    Pedestrians are at a high risk for crash and injury. This study aims at comparing data from real world crashes with data gathered from experimental settings.

    Authors: Uli Schmucker, Melissa Beirau, Matthias Frank, Dirk Stengel, Gerrit Matthes, Axel Ekkernkamp and Julia Seifert

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2010 4:2

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  9. Content type: Research

    In Vietnam, the number of road traffic accidents increased dramatically which is a major threat for the national health system. Reliable data on the magnitude of traffic accidents as well as the current manage...

    Authors: Uli Schmucker, Caspar Ottersbach, Matthias Frank, Luong Xuan Hien, Lajos Bogar, Axel Ekkernkamp, Dirk Stengel and Gerrit Matthes

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2008 2:10

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