The Global Initiative for Child Health & Mobility has launched the Speed Vaccine advocacy campaign to urge governments, cities, international lending institutions like the World Bank, urban and highway designers, and policy leaders to ensure that all roads and streets used by children have traffic speed limits, sidewalks and crossings that are safe for children. Our vision is a safe and healthy journey to school for every child.
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Every child has the right to healthy development and an education.
But every day more than 3000 children and adolescents – a toll equivalent to the student population of two large schools – suffer a road traffic death or serious injury. Road danger and air pollution blight the school journeys and lives of millions more. The health burden to children caused by motorised traffic constitutes a major obstacle to child development and an unacceptable and preventable human tragedy.
Every child deserves a safe and healthy journey to and from school. The Global Initiative for Child Health & Mobility is a coalition of organisations and agencies coming together to advocate and work for this vision to become reality by 2030. Practical and cost-effective solutions are available, and can be delivered with sufficient political will.
With a focus on policies for sustainable transportation; road safety; clean fuels and vehicles; and equitable urban development, we advocate for, and support practical activities to deliver, these Rights of the Child:
Our mission: a safe and healthy journey to and from school for every child by 2030.
Our global partnership for children – see examples of how and where we work around the world.