The World Health Organization (WHO) reports road traffic injuries as the leading cause of death for children and young adults aged 5-29. Approximately 1.3 million people die each year because of road traffic crashes.
Over half of all these road traffic deaths are among vulnerable road users: pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. Nearly 30% of all road crash deaths involve powered two- and three-wheeled vehicles. This type of accident is something that we should focus on, especially in a country where motorcycles and tricycles are the main modes of transportation.
With this, we ask, “How safe are motorcyclists in the Philippines?”
This Friday, October 21, from 12nn to 2 pm, the University of the Philippines (UP), in partnership with UP Manila National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH), National Telehealth Center (NTC), and cooperation with UP Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH), invite you to join the fight against C.O.V.I.D—current COVID-19 problems, other outbreaks, viruses, infections, and disasters.
In this episode of the “Stop C.O.V.I.D. Deaths” webinar series, titled “NAGMOMOTOR: LIGTAS KA BA?”, experts will discuss Philippine traffic safety and WHO’s “Powered two- and three-wheeler safety: a road safety manual for decision-makers and practitioners.”
Dr. Teodoro J. Herbosa, Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at UP-PGH, will also share local data on motorcycle crashes based on reports from Philippine hospitals. Dr. John Juliard L. Go, National Professional Officer of WHO-Philippines, will talk about the work of WHO in supporting countries in making roads safer. Mr. Antonio Pagulayan, Officer-in-Charge of the Traffic Education Division of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), will discuss challenges and solutions for road safety.
UP-PGH Coordination for Training, Dr. Dionne Sacdalan, will deliver the synthesis and closing remarks.
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