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Ministry of Health invests $ 12.8 million to save lives in traffic

Resources of the National Health Fund will be invested in education, health and prevention of traffic accidents

 
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Ministry of Health released R $ 12.8 million for Project Life in Transit
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Ministry of Health released R $ 12.8 million for Project Life in Transit

The Health Ministry will release R $ 12.8 million for Project Life in Transit to capitals and municipalities across the country with over 500 thousand inhabitants. The average passed to each city will be $ 200 000 values ​​will be reduced or enlarged as the total number of inhabitants of the municipality. The funds come from the National Health Fund and will be invested in education, health and prevention of traffic accidents. Authorization for release of funds was published today (11) in the Official Gazette

Resources for Project Life in Transit, created in 2010, should be invested in the deployment of observatories traffic intended for data integration and information about injuries and deaths.

The funds will also be used in the training and development of personnel, as health professionals, transit and also education. Those responsible for the Federal District, the capital and the cities served by the program will need to develop action plans, which will be examined by the Secretariat of Health Surveillance (SVS), linked to the Ministry of Health

According to data from the Ministry of Health, more than 300 thousand Brazilians died in traffic from 2000 to 2008.

Studies of the World Health Organization (WHO), 2009, indicate that 1.3 million people die annually in traffic and that by 2030, that number could reach 2.4 million, if measures are not taken. Over 90% of accidents involving deaths occur in low and middle income countries, which account for less than half of the global fleet of motor vehicles.

Users are more vulnerable pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists. The data also show that 44% of countries worldwide do not have policies that encourage the use of public transport as an alternative to cars.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
   Palavras-chave:   Life in Transit Project    Ministry of Health    The National Health Fund   
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