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UHVI project wraps up after two successful years

30-06-2015

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“Wear a helmet and live your life””

The Uganda Helmet Vaccine Initiative (UHVI), supported by AIP Foundation and the CrossRoads Challenge Fund, officially closed on 30 June, 2015 after two years of successful implementation.

UHVI’s main components included: 20 traffic and helmet safety workshops for a total of 100 boda boda (motorcycle taxi) operators; the “Wear a helmet and live your life” media campaign utilizing radio ads, talk shows, billboards, and road signs; high-level advocacy for helmet laws and standards; and, monitoring and evaluation.

As a key outcome, helmet use among boda boda operators rose from 49% to 77% from project start to end.

In order to sustain UHVI’s positive impact, police must continue to enforce motorcycle laws strictly and consistently across Kampala.

 

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