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World Bank must do more to develop safe and sustainable transportation systems

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 19 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1694
  1. Ian Roberts, Director (
  1. Child Health Monitoring Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH

    EDITOR—In examinations of the World Bank's role in international health its influence on the development of transportation systems must not be overlooked.1 Each year about one million people die in road traffic accidents, with perhaps 10 million permanently disabled.2 And for most of the world the epidemic of road deaths and injuries is just beginning. It is estimated that by 2020 road …

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