WWHO - World Health Organization
The objective of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health, as defined in the WHO Constitution, is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. In support of its main objective, the Organization has a wide range of functions. WHO also proposes conventions, agreements, regulations and makes recommendations about international nomenclature of diseases, causes of death and public health practices. It develops, establishes and promotes international standards concerning foods and biological, pharmaceutical and similar substances.
WHOs Road Safety Legislation database
This database provides information on road safety legislation in countries around the world. The data has been collected with input from WHO partner organizations around the world The database contains information on legislation around a number of risk factors for road traffic injuries - speed limits, seat belt and child restraint use, helmet use, blood alcohol limits, daytime running lamps, mobile phone use. Information on countries' lead agencies for road safety is also provided.
WHOs Violence and injury prevention
Violence and unintentional injury cause every year a significant amount of deaths, human suffering and disability in the European Region, accounting for about 800,000 deaths (10% of all deaths) and 14% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs).
In Europe, WHO advocates to reduce violence and unintentional injury by promoting a public health approach that is based on evidence and on multi-sectoral cooperation. WHO also supports Member States by:
*providing data on the burden of injuries and evidence of what works for prevention;
*helping Member States improve their capacity to strengthen prevention; and
*facilitating the sharing of knowledge about prevention strategies that have proven effective.
Working Party on Accidents and Injuries
The Working Party on Accidents and Injuries supports public health activities that seek to reduce all accidents and injuries in the European Union. This website is targeted at a broad group of interested parties from injury prevention experts to stakeholders, from politicians to European citizens and is supported by DG Health and Consumer Protection of the European Commission.
World Road Safety Network
The members of the network have committed themselves to invest their energy, knowledge and influence to improve road safety throughout the world especially in developing countries.
By working together in partnership members will increase political and public awareness across the world.
The network will support and encourage the delivery of the enforcement led road safety programmes.