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US$ 9 million contribution from the Bloomberg Family Foundation for International Road Safety

17 September 2007

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a US$ 9 million contribution from the Bloomberg Family Foundation to support an important new effort to pilot policies and programmes to prevent the needless loss of life on the world's roads. Demonstration projects in Mexico and Viet Nam will help significantly decrease the death, injury and disability resulting from road traffic crashes - an area of public health which has been underfunded in the past.

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