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Johns Hopkins: International Injury Research Unit Receives Prince Michael International Road Safety Award

The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit has received a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award, a prestigious honor awarded to companies and organizations that promote road safety around the world. The International Injury Research Unit is based at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

HRH Prince Michael of Kent, a leading international advocate of road safety, established the award in 1987 to recognize outstanding innovation and achievement in making the world’s roads safer. Each year, according to the World Health Organization’s Global Status Report on road safety 2018, there are 1.35 million road traffic deaths worldwide.

Dr. Abdul Bachani, director of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit, accepted the award from HRH Prince Michael at the annual ceremony held at the Savoy London on December 10.

Through its role in the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety and other efforts, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit has played a leading role in road safety for more than 10 years and builds on its history of cutting-edge research, innovative capacity development programs, and adaptive practice portfolio to strive for safer roads globally.

The International Injury Research Unit team was also recognized as co-organizer, with the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety, of the Global Road Safety Leadership Course. The twice annual Global Road Safety Leadership Course, a two-week road safety program, has trained more than 400 participants from 63 countries since it was first offered in 2016.

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