Funding for PPS implementation in Brazil

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The Proactive Partnership Strategy is one of the most successful community-driven processes for addressing road safety, and the recent pledge of 75,000 USD from the Pan-American Health Organization, financially supported by the Ministry of Health, underlines the value of the strategy to the Brazil. The funding provided will support the ongoing development PPS in 3 of 5 state capitals. Each state is located in a different region of Brazil. “PPS is a process of continuous improvement, which leads to an enhanced ‘way of life’ in a town,” explains Jose Cardita, GRSP Senior Advisor for Brazil, “and it is certainly an honour for GRSP to be involved with these cities.”

In October 2011, the PPS was chosen by the Federal Inter-Ministerial Commission as the Operative Methodology of the Vida No Transito Project, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Since the first quarter of 2011, implementation in each capital started as soon as it was possible.

The state capitals where PPS exists are:

  1. Belo Horizonte (capital of the state of Minas Gerais) with 2.4 million inhabitants, representing the South-East Region
  2. Curitiba (capital of the state of Paraná) with 1.75 million inhabitants, representing the South Region
  3. Palmas (capital of the state of Tocantins) with 228 thousand inhabitants, representing the North Region
  4. Teresina (capital of the state of Piauí) with 814 thousand inhabitants, representing the North-East Region
  5. Campo Grande (capital of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul), with 786 thousand inhabitants, representing the Central-West Region

For more information contact GRSP Senior Advisor for Brazil, Jose Cardita.