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On Tuesday, 11 June, at 11:00 am EDT, connect to participate virtually in the launch of the new PAHO report:

Status of Road Safety in the Region of the Americas

  • ♦ DATE: Tuesday, 11 June  2019
  • TIME: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT (check here the time in your zone)

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This 2019 edition of the Regional Road Safety report presents the latest available data covering a range of road safety issues, and a second part presents an evaluation of the individual country progress in creating and enforcing legislation to ensure safe roads.

A total of 30 of the 35 countries of the Region of the Americas have participated, providing information for the Regional report and for the WHO global report on road safety. The results indicate that current trends will not allow the Region from meet the SDG target to halve the number of road deaths by 2020 (SDG 3.6).


  • Welcome address
    Jarbas Barbosa da Silva, Assistant Director, Pan American Health Organization
  • Testimonial
    Carolina Figueroa Cerna, Presidenta, Fundación Emilia Silvia Figueroa - Chile
    Pablo Duran, Advisor Perinatal Health, Center for Perinatalogy, Women’s and Reproductive Health (CLAP-SMR)
  • Presentation of the Report on Road Safety in the Region of the Americas 2019  of the Atlas of Mental Health of the Americas 2017
    Eugenia Rodrigues, Regional Advisor on Road Safety, Pan American Health Organization
  • WHO message
    Nhan Tran, Coordinator, Unintentional Injury Prevention, WHO
  • United Nations Road Safety Strategy
    Anne-Gaelle Selod, Medical Director, PAHO
  • Good road safety practices in the Americas: action-oriented data and stories
    Socorro Gross PAHO/WHO Representative- Brazil
    National Agency of Road Safety’s Representative- Uruguay
  • Message from Bloomberg Philanthropies
    Kelly Larson, Deputy Director of Global Health, Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Reflections by key partners
    Adnan Hyder, Senior Associate Dean for Research, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
    Ana Maria Pinto, Senior Specialist in Transportation, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
    Alejandro Schwedhelm, Urban Mobility Associate, World Resources Institute (WRI)
    Natalie Draisin, Director, North American Office, FIA Foundation
  • Closing Remarks
    Anselm Hennis, Director, Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, Pan American Health Organization

Time Correspondence

  • 8:00 am - Los Angeles
  • 09:00 am - San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
  • 10:00 am - Bogotá, Lima, Mexico City, Quito, Kingston
  • 11:00 pm - Bridgetown, La Paz, Sto. Domingo
  • 12:00 pm - Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile

For other cities, calculate the time in the following link.

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