About Bloomberg Philanthropies
Bloomberg Philanthropies was established by entrepreneur Mike Bloomberg to encompass all of his charitable giving activities. Since that time, the organization has donated more than $USD3 billion toward organizations and initiatives designed to create lasting change.
The organization focuses on five key areas, these include public health, environment, education, government innovation, and arts and culture. Road safety is a key concern for Bloomberg Philanthropy, sitting within the organization’s action to improve public health.
Bloomberg Philanthropies are committed to improving road safety and saving lives through proven interventions that reduce road traffic fatalities. Through the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety, the organization supports and works with the world’s leading road safety organizations, including the Global Road Safety Partnership, to implement road safety activities and coordinate with government and non-government organisations.
In 2015, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced renewed investment in road safety, to implement best practice interventions in 10 cities around the world, and strengthen legislation in 5 countries. There are 7 key interventions to be rolled out during the initiative, these focus on increasing motorcycle helmet use, seat-belt use, drinking and driving prevention, speed reduction measures, improved road infrastructure, sustainable urban transport, and strong regulation for vehicle standards.
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Bloomberg Philanthropies and road safety
Without action, road traffic crashes will become the seventh leading cause of death by 2030. That’s why the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety has dedicated $250 million over 12 years to implement interventions that have been proven to reduce road traffic fatalities and injuries in low- and middle-income countries. In 2015 we began implementing evidence-based interventions in our global network of ten cities, strengthening road safety legislation in five targeted countries, and crash testing new vehicles in three world regions.