Traffic Accidents in Khartoum State

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INTRODUCTION

1.1 BACKGROUND:

Road traffic crashes are a leading cause of death globally, and the main cause of death among those aged 15–29 years (see Figure 1.1), every year the lives of approximately 1.25 million people are cut short as a result of a road traffic crash. Between 20 and 50 million more people suffer non-fatal injuries, with many incurring a disability as a result of their injury. Road traffic injuries cause considerable economic losses to victims, their families, and to nations as a whole. These losses arise from the cost of treatment (including rehabilitation and incident investigation) as well as reduced/lost productivity (e.g. in wages) for those killed or disabled by their injuries, and for family members who need to take time off work (or school) to care for the injured. There are few global estimates of the costs of injury, but research carried out in 2010 suggests that road traffic crashes cost countries approximately 3% of their gross national product. This figure rises to 5% in some low- and middle-income countries. Road traffic injuries have been neglected from the global health agenda for many years, despite being predictable and largely preventable. Evidence from many countries shows that dramatic successes in preventing road traffic crashes can be achieved through concerted efforts that involve, but are not limited to, the health sector.

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APA

Consults, E. (2023). Traffic Accidents in Khartoum State. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/traffic-accidents-in-khartoum-state

MLA 8th

Consults, Education "Traffic Accidents in Khartoum State" Afribary. Afribary, 11 Jan. 2023, https://afribary.com/works/traffic-accidents-in-khartoum-state. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

MLA7

Consults, Education . "Traffic Accidents in Khartoum State". Afribary, Afribary, 11 Jan. 2023. Web. 31 Jan. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/traffic-accidents-in-khartoum-state >.

Chicago

Consults, Education . "Traffic Accidents in Khartoum State" Afribary (2023). Accessed January 31, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/traffic-accidents-in-khartoum-state