Road Traffic Injury Prevention Training Manual

Author: Dinesh Mohan
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9789241546751
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Road traffic collisions kill about 1.2 million people around the world every year but they are largely neglected as a health and development issue, perhaps because they are still viewed by many as being beyond human control. Efforts to prevent road traffic injuries are hampered by a lack of human capacity. Policy-makers, researchers and practitioners need information on effective prevention measure and on how to develop, implement and evaluate such interventions. There is a need to train more specialists in road traffic injury prevention in order to address the growing problem of road traffic injuries at international levels.

World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention

Author: Marjorie Peden
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781437904062
Release Date: 2008-09-01

Every day thousands of people are killed and injured on our roads. Millions of people each year will spend long weeks in the hospital after severe crashes and many will never be able to live, work or play as they used to do. Current efforts to address road safety are minimal in comparison to this growing human suffering. This report presents a comprehensive overview of what is known about the magnitude, risk factors and impact of road traffic injuries, and about ways to prevent and lessen the impact of road crashes. Over 100 experts, from all continents and different sectors -- including transport, engineering, health, police, education and civil society -- have worked to produce the report. Charts and tables.

The Handbook of Road Safety Measures

Author: Rune Elvik
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781848552500
Release Date: 2009-10-14
Genre: Transportation

Contains summaries of the knowledge regarding the effects of 128 road safety measures. This title covers various areas of road safety including: traffic control; vehicle inspection; driver training; publicity campaigns; police enforcement; and, general policy instruments. It also covers topics such as post-accident care, and speed cameras.


Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organisation (Who)
ISBN: 9241562994
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

This manual is aimed at road safety practitioners who want to implement a helmet use programme, in order to reduce the high number of fatalities and injuries that are associated with increasing use of two-wheelers in many countries. Although primarily intended for low-income and middle-income countries, the manual is applicable to countries that have different levels of helmet use. The book provides practical, step-by-step guidance on the design, implementation and evaluation of a helmet use programme, as well as practical advice on its marketing and publicity. The technical processes described are illustrated using case studies from both developed and developing countries.

Preventing Injuries in Europe

Author: Dinesh Sethi
Publisher: WHO Regional Office Europe
ISBN: 9789289041966
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Medical

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations created in 1948 with the primary responsibility for international health matters and public health. The WHO Regional Office for Europe is one of six regional offices throughout the world, each with its own programme geared to the particular health conditions of the countries it serves.

The Injury Chart Book

Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9789241562201
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Medical

A separate publication 'Injury: a leading cause of the global burden of disease, 2000' (ISBN 9241562323) is also available

Guidelines for Essential Trauma Care

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241546409
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Medical

Injury is an increasingly significant health problem throughout the world, accounting for 16 per cent of the global burden of disease. The public health burden of death and disability from injury is particularly notable in low and middle income countries. These guidelines seek to establish practical and affordable standards applicable to injury or trauma care worldwide, whether in rural health posts, small hospitals, hospitals staffed by specialists or tertiary care centres. It sets out a list of key trauma treatment services designed to be achievable in all settings, and defines the various human and physical resources required. It also includes a number of recommendations for methods to promote such standards including training, performance improvement, trauma team organisation and hospital inspection.

Injury Prevention and Public Health Practical Knowledge Skills and Strategies

Author: Tom Christoffel
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 076373392X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Health & Fitness

Injury Prevention and Public Health: Practical Knowledge, Skills, and Strategies, Second Edition presents the complex nature of injuries and violence but provides this information in a highly comprehensible manner. The authors’ devotion to advocacy for the prevention of injuries, both unintentional and intentional, makes this title an essential read for both public health students and public health professionals.

Speed Management

Author: European Conference of Ministers of Transport
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9789282103784
Release Date: 2006-10-13

Speeding is the number one road safety problem in a large number of OECD/ECMT countries. It is responsible for around one third of the current, unacceptably high levels of road fatalities. Speeding has an impact not only on accidents but also on the ...

International Encyclopedia of Public Health

Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128037089
Release Date: 2016-10-06
Genre: Medical

International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Second Edition is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this new edition combines complementary scientific fields of inquiry, linking biomedical research with the social and life sciences to address the three major themes of public health research, disease, health processes, and disciplines. This book helps readers solve real-world problems in global and local health through a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach. Covering all dimensions of the field, from the details of specific diseases, to the organization of social insurance agencies, the articles included cover the fundamental research areas of health promotion, economics, and epidemiology, as well as specific diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and reproductive health. Additional articles on the history of public health, global issues, research priorities, and health and human rights make this work an indispensable resource for students, health researchers, and practitioners alike. Provides the most comprehensive, high-level, internationally focused reference work available on public health Presents an invaluable resource for both researchers familiar with the field and non-experts requiring easy-to-find, relevant, global information and a greater understanding of the wider issues Contains interdisciplinary coverage across all aspects of public health Incorporates biomedical and health social science issues and perspectives Includes an international focus with contributions from global domain experts, providing a complete picture of public health issues

Traffic Safety and the Driver

Author: Leonard Evans
Publisher: Science Serving Society
ISBN: 0442001630
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Automobile drivers

Examines deaths, injuries, and property damage from traffic crashes. Evans (research scientist, General Motors Research Labs, Warren, Michigan) applies the methods of science to illuminate the characteristics of these problems--their origin and nature as well as their severity. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Responding to Black Swans

Author: Simon H. Okoth
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781512787238
Release Date: 2017-06-02
Genre: Social Science

Given the frequency of natural and man-made disasters and the degree to which ordinary citizens find themselves as first responders, this book offers some well-researched answers to the following and frequently asked questions: What motivates ordinary citizens to (or to want to) assist others in danger even when their own lives might be at stake? To what extent do human emotions influence public policy and administrative decisions on how to mitigate, prepare for, and respond to catastrophic events? How can governments better prepare for emergencies knowing these facts? The book goes further to suggest a number of strategies for policy makers, communities, and individuals to protect human lives and property. Tool kit URLs for preparing to different types of emergencies are included.