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CEO attends international child injury prevention conference to discuss helmet access, pedestrian safety

29-07-2017

Dr. Kulanthayan Mani, Mirjam Sidik, and Dr. Cinthia Pinto attend PrevCon 2017

(From left) Dr. Kulanthayan Mani, University Putra Malaysia and Safe Kids Malaysia, AIP Foundation CEO Mirjam Sidik, and Dr. Cinthia Pinto, Safe Kids Foundation India, attend PrevCon 2017.

AIP Foundation’s CEO, Mirjam Sidik, joined child injury prevention peers at the Safe Kids Worldwide Childhood Injury Prevention Convention, known as PrevCon, in Baltimore, Maryland. At the convention, Sidik presented on Vietnam’s National Child Helmet Action Plan, which aims to increase helmet use among child motorcycle passengers. She also discussed our pedestrian safety program, Walk This Way, which is a partnership with FedEx and Safe Kids Worldwide. The conference brought together hundreds of public health and safety practitioners in the field of childhood injury prevention from the U.S. and around the world.

Prior to attending the conference, Sidik attended the Global Network Meeting for Safe Kids Worldwide in Baltimore. Walk This Way is a global program implemented in 11 countries. Every year, Safe Kids Worldwide gathers all of the local partner nonprofits implementing Walk This Way at an annual meeting to share ideas, issues, and challenges.

Since we launched Walk This Way in Vietnam in 2009, the program has reached 224,263 students from 278 schools across the country.

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