Transportation and urban planning policies and choices have a huge impact on the health and basic rights of children.
Thousands of children experience road traffic injury or road danger every day, many while travelling to or from school, others while playing with friends or fetching water or food for the family meal. In this film for the Save Kids Lives campaign Luc Besson, the award-winning movie director, brings us a visceral view of two contrasting journeys.
Analysis by the Institute of Health Metrics & Evaluation shows the major health impact of road traffic injuries on children. Respiratory conditions caused by outdoor air pollution also exact a heavy lifetime toll of ill-health, beginning in childhood. Use the IHME Global Burden of Disease interactive tool to see how your country performs.