Programme implementation WHO Collaborating Centre for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion

Programme implementation

  • Beginning with the Bangalore Agenda on Road Safety in 1999,  the CC has developed programmes in the areas of road safety information systems, introduction of helmet legislation and scaling of enforcement (1994 and 2006 till date), reducing drinking and driving (started in 2002), pedestrian safety (since 2004), road safety campaigns(since 2005) and trauma care programmes ( since 2008).
  • The Bangalore Road Safety and Injury Prevention Programme (BRSIP) started in 2007 has been a major road safety demonstration programme in a rapidly emerging city of India.  The programme in collaboration with the City police, transport officials, 25 public and private hospitals and NGOs demonstrated that an integrated and coordinated approach to road safety is essential and has the potential to reduce road deaths and injuries.
  • The District Road Safety and Injury Prevention Programme started in Tumkur district demonstrated the feasibility of implementing road safety programme in the district based on multisectoral participation and inputs.
  • YuvaSpandana, a programme of the Department of Youth and Sports Affairs, Government of Karnataka, is implemented by the Centre for Public Health with inputs from WHO CC since 2012.  The community-based programme across 30 districts of Karnataka has youth and safety as a principal component of the larger youth empowerment programme implemented in the state of Karnataka. The programme actively engages youth in awareness and advocacy activities in road safety.
  • The CC provided inputs for the Karnataka Road safety Project (Implemented by KSHIP and KSHDRP) to develop integrated road safety programme across 3 districts of Karnataka. 
  • The Public Health Observatory of the Centre for Public Health has recently completed a needs assessment and stakeholders’ perception study on road safety on national and state highways in Indian and will soon launch road safety programme in the district of Kolar.
  • The CC has conducted and facilitated several implementation activities on helmet legislation and enforcement, reducing drink driving, control of speed, distracted driving, pedestrian safety, emergency first aid care and other areas over time at state and national levels.
  • The CC has provided inputs for strengthening national trauma care action plan and has also conducted baseline and mid-term assessment for evaluating Trauma care programmes.