n South African Medical Journal - Africa's roads - the deadliest in the world : editorial

Volume 103, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The World Health Organization (WHO) released the in March 2013, in Geneva, Switzerland. The report presents 2010 data for 182 participating countries and provides a baseline for monitoring the Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011 - 2020) declared by the United Nations General Assembly through resolution 64/255 in 2010. The goal of the Decade is to reduce the increasing trend in road traffic deaths, and to save an estimated 5 million lives over the period.

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