February 14, 2020

Newsy Today


Road safety – Health priority

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WHO estimates that 1.3 million people die in road crashes worldwide every year and between 20 and 50 million people suffer non-fatal injuries. Road traffic crashes are a major cause of death for all age groups and are the leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 29. Excessive speed, alcohol, not wearing a motorcycle helmet, cell phone while driving, cannabis can cause trauma.

How to stem this public health problem? How to raise awareness of the danger of drinking and driving? How to react in the event of an accident?

  • christophe Ramond, director of studies and research atRoad Prevention Association, in charge of the medical committee.
  • Dr Jean-Marc Agostinucci, Doctor of medicine, hospital doctor, Practitioner within SAMU 93. President of the territorial delegation of the French Red Cross in Seine-Saint-Denis. Author of: "Guide to first aid" published by Vigo and "Emergency at the pharmacy" at Pro-Officina
  • Serge Montesinos, Founder and Managing Director of Firefighters Without Borders. Also founding president of IRPGR (research and prevention institute in risk management) founded in 2011. Professional firefighter since 1986, with the rank of lieutenant, within the departmental fire and rescue service of Bouches du Rhône
  • Pr Mouhamadou Habib Sy, Teacher-researcher – Orthopedic surgeon. Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal. Head of the Orthopedic-Trauma Department at Idrissa Pouye General Hospital – HOGIP – in Dakar

At the end of the program, we find the sexuality chronicle of the Dr Catherine Solano, sexologist.

For further :

The road safety awareness platform, Road4us.

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