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Global Health Research Programme: A 'safe Systems' Approach for Enabling Traffic Injury Prevention In Nepal (SAFETrIP Nepal)

IATI Identifier: GB-UKPRN-10007164-NIHR150089

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  • date_range Nov 01, 2022 - Oct 31, 2026
  • autorenew Implementation (Status)

This programme of research aims to improve collaboration between health and other agencies to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries in Nepal. It is being conducted through a collaboration between the University of the West of England, Bristol UK and Kathmandu Medical College, Kathmandu, Nepal, together with; Safe and Sustainable Travel Nepal (a charity advocating for safer travel in Nepal), MIRA (a non-governmental organisation in Nepal that supports research), emergency care experts in Nepal and colleagues at Imperial College London. This research is important because road traffic injuries are the 12th most common cause of death globally, and the leading cause of death in 5-29 year olds. Approximately 1.3 million people die and over 50 million people are injured in road traffic crashes each year, with over 90% of victims being from low- and middle-income countries. Nepal, a low-income country, has recently had a big road-building programme and there has been a large increase in vehicle ownership. However, without good road safety leadership, coordination and funding, the number of road traffic injuries have increased and there is no national ambulance service to provide prehospital care to those injured. Road traffic injuries are one of the most preventable causes of death, injury and disability. A ‘Safe Systems’ approach, in which all agencies work together to create an environment which keeps road users safe, has been shown to lead to significant reductions in rates of road traffic injuries. Between 01/11/2022 and 31/10/2026 we will conduct three work packages that will support the development of a safe road system in Nepal and will map to two of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; 3.6 (halve global road traffic deaths and injuries) and 11.2 (provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, and improving road safety). The work packages focus on: (1) Supporting leadership and action for road safety at local and provincial government levels; (2) Strengthening public transport safety (specifically bus travel); and (3) Improving the care of those with injuries following a traffic crash. A fourth work package will improve researcher’s awareness of how to keep research data safe whilst still maximising its use.

  • Research for prevention and control of NCDs

Participating Organisations

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) Government Funding
The University of the West of England, Bristol Academic, Training and Research Accountable
Mother and Infant Research Activities National NGO Implementing
Kathmandu Medical College Academic, Training and Research Implementing
Safe and Sustainable Travel Nepal National NGO Implementing
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Academic, Training and Research Implementing


Transaction Value Provider
Type Date
92,894 GBP Provider N/A Receiver N/A Incoming Funds
date_range Nov 29, 2022


2,889,078 USD
  • 647,815 GBP (Valued at Nov 01, 2022)
    date_range Nov 01, 2022 - Oct 31, 2023
  • 603,016 GBP (Valued at Nov 01, 2022)
    date_range Nov 01, 2023 - Oct 31, 2024
  • 569,908 GBP (Valued at Nov 01, 2022)
    date_range Nov 01, 2024 - Oct 31, 2025
  • 693,770 GBP (Valued at Nov 01, 2022)
    date_range Nov 01, 2025 - Oct 31, 2026
access_time Updated on Apr 12, 2023 12:23:52