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Transport for Health: The global burden of disease from motorized road transport


This report summarizes the findings of a long and meticulous journey of data gathering and analysis to quantify the health losses from road deaths and injuries worldwide, as part of the path-finding Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study.

Transport for Health: The global burden of disease from motorized road transport focuses timely attention on the growing burden that motorized road transport imposes on global health development. By quantifying the burden of disease attributable to both road injury and air pollution from vehicles, the authors
have found that motorized road transport deaths exceed those from diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis, or malaria. That is a powerful wake-up call.

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