13 May, 2013.Less than half of seriously injured road traffic accident victims are transported by ambulances to hospital.
To celebrate the end of the 2nd United Nations Global Road Safety Week, WHO Jordan and its partner organizations from the Jordan Traffic Institute; Ministry of Health; the Royal Health Awareness Society; El Hassan Youth Award; Aman Association; and the Road Helpers' Association launched the WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety.
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33% of all road traffic deaths in Jordan are pedestrians.As part of the continued celebrations of the second United Nations Global Road Safety WHO Jordan has completed its "Two Days of Action" road safety campaign. In partnership with: the Jordan Traffic Institute; Ministry of Health; the Royal Health Awareness Society; El Hassan Youth Award; Aman Association; and the Road Helpers' Association, WHO/Jordan organized a series of advocacy and lobbying campaigns on the 7 and 8 May. These initiatives included: distributing road safety materials to road users, particularly drivers and pedestrians: conducting awareness-raising lectures for young volunteers; and repainting pedestrian crossings at major interchanges in Amman, including outside schools and at major roundabouts.
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