The Lancet: Reducing road traffic accidents in Bangladesh

26 January, 2019

Dear HIFA members,

In a recent issue of the Lancet, we have published a correspondence in response to the lancet editorial which highlighted the tragic killing of two students in Dhaka, Bangladesh, by a speeding bus, which was followed by country-wide protests by students demanding improved road safety.

Full text is available here: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)32758-2/fulltext

This letter makes important argument emphasizing on the necessity of building an individualized preventive approach and increasing public awareness through evidence-informed strategies, in addition to rigorous enforcement of road traffic legislation for reducing road traffic accidents.

Best.

Vivek

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Vivek Podder

Medical Student | Tairunnessa Memorial Medical College and Hospital

Student Editor | International Journal of Medical Students (IJMS)

Scientific Writer | Joanna Briggs Institute

Honorary Visiting Lecturer | School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

The University of Adelaide

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HIFA profile: Vivek Podder is a Medical Student at Tairunnessa Memorial Medical College, Bangladesh. Professional interests: Medical education, affordable health care, doctor-patient relationship, patient-centered learning, patient education, preventive medicine, clinical research, health literacy, cardiology. Vivek is as HIFA Country Representative http://www.hifa.org/support/members/vivek-0

Email address: drvivekpodder AT gmail.com