Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

Nov. 21, 2016: Road Traffic Victims

CDC Around the World: News, Web, & SOcial Media Updates From the CDC Center for Global Health

Nov. 21, 2016

Road traffic

November 20 is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

Spotlighted Topic of the Week: Road Traffic Victims

Blog of the Week


The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims takes place every third Sunday in November. According to the World Health Organization, about 1.25 million people die each year globally as a result of road traffic crashes...  Read blog


Infographic of the Week

View text version of infographics

Video of the Week

WHO: Global Road Safety - Time for Results

This short film, produced for the 2nd Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety held in Brazil in November 2015, highlights the tragic consequences of the lack of safety on the world’s roads and the urgent measures needed to address this health and development crisis. Road traffic injuries take the lives of some 1.25 million people each year, and are the leading cause of death for young people aged 15-29 years.Watch video


Story of the Week

November 20 is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

According to the latest WHO estimates, around 1.25 million people died from road traffic injuries in 2013, with another 20–50 million people sustaining non-fatal injuries as a result of road traffic crashes. Road traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among persons aged 15-29 years worldwide, resulting in considerable emotional and economic losses to victims and their families. Economic losses include the cost of treatment (including rehabilitation and incident investigation) as well as reduced/lost productivity for those disabled or killed by their injuries, and for family members who need to take time off work (or school) to care for the injured...Read story


CDC Zika Updates

Latest Outbreak Info

Zika affected countries map

On January 22, 2016, CDC activated the Incident Management System and, working through the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), centralized the response to the outbreaks of Zika occurring in the Americas and increased reports of birth defects and Guillain-Barré syndrome in areas affected by Zika. On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) because of clusters of microcephaly and other neurological disorders in some areas affected by Zika. On February 8, 2016, CDC elevated response efforts to a Level 1 activation, the highest response level at the agency.

CDC is working with international public health partners and with state and local health departments to

  • Alert healthcare providers and the public about Zika.
  • Post travel notices and other travel-related guidance.
  • Provide state health laboratories with diagnostic tests.
  • Monitor and report cases of Zika, which will helps improve our understanding of how and where Zika is spreading.

More resources on the CDC Zika website »

In the News

The Rainy Season Strategy To Stop Malaria
November 16, 2016

Health Report: Polio Vaccine Shortage 
Voice of America
October 25, 2016

CDC: Polio eradication within sight but efforts still needed
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
October 24, 2016

Billionaires Pony Up More Funds in Fight to Eradicate Polio 
The Wall Street Journal
October 24, 2016

Rocks And Auto Parts Were Part Of Polio Survivor's Rehab Plan
October 24, 2016

Here’s Some Promising News on World Polio Day
October 24, 2016

On the Calendar

Sign Up for This Newsletter!

This free newsletter is sent out regularly by the CDC Center for Global Health. Sign up today to receive these newsletters directly in your inbox!

  • Page last reviewed: November 21, 2016
  • Page last updated: November 21, 2016
  • Content source:

    Global Health
    Notice: Linking to a non-federal site does not constitute an endorsement by HHS, CDC or any of its employees of the sponsors or the information and products presented on the site.