By Haruna Gimba
In collaboration with Science Africa, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is hosting a three-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya on October 24-26, 2022.
The goal is to equip journalists to report on key road safety issues and to prepare them to train others on this crucial topic. Applications from journalists and media trainers from Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania will be prioritised.
After the training, participants may apply for grants to support either reporting or reporting training on road safety.
Africa has the highest road traffic fatality rate in the world. Over 800 people are killed in road crashes every day, more than half of them vulnerable road users like pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. It’s a public health crisis that is entirely preventable. It’s also a huge story that needs to be told.
The workshop is part of the Road Safety Reporting Initiative, which aims to help journalists tell more and better stories that help reduce deaths from crashes.
As part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety, the initiative offers training and mentoring for journalists, as well as data and resources.