Creation of the network
The partnership of the RTIRN evolved from a June 1999 meeting at the Global Forum for Health Research, Geneva , during which the session “Road traffic Injuries in Developing Countries” stirred significant interest among participants. In April 2000, the first meeting of interested partners was held in Kampala , Uganda . The Global Forum was catalytic in keeping the partners together and provided opportunities to present and discuss their research findings during Annual Forum meetings.
The specific objectives of the network are
- To advocate for research to reduce the burden of road traffic injuries in LMICs.
- To set priorities for road traffic injury research in LMICs.
- To help develop capacity for road traffic injury research in LMICs.
- To promote investments for road traffic injury research in LMICs.
- To facilitate communication between partners involved in road traffic injury research in LMICs.
- To conduct strategic research on road traffic injuries in LMICs.
- To disseminate and promote the application and utilization of research to reduce the burden of road traffic injuries in LMICs.
Who we are?
“As at 5th March 2018, we are a group of 1733 (up from 1104 in May 2014) researchers, professionals and students from different disciplines and sectors from 124 countries” (and increasing) whose interest focus on road safety in low and middle income countries. Partners are distributed across the following countries and regions: