- About EASST
In September 2014, EASST announced its new partnership with Young Generation of Tajikistan (YGT) with the aim of reducing the number child injuries and fatalities in the Firdavsi District of Dushanbe, Tajikistan. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), in Tajikistan 18.1 people are killed per 100,000 population on the road compared to the UK’s rate of 3.7. Road traffic injuries are the main cause of death for young people aged 10-24 years worldwide. In Tajikistan, where more than 70% of the country's eight million inhabitants are aged under 30, road traffic collisions are having a profound effect on its younger generations. An organisation eager to change this is YGT who since 2004 has been working to improve the lives of young people in Tajikistan.
During September 2014 to March 2015, with EASST funding, YGT is aiming to lower the number of road-related injuries and deaths of children up to 16 years in the Firdavsi District of the capital Dushanbe. The project will see road safety education delivered to hundreds of school pupils to help improve their safety as pedestrians (an identified risk) and will see the development of a ‘Youth Road Inspectors’ programme. EASST looks forward to its continued cooperation with YGT and improving road safety in Tajikistan together in support of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-20.
Road deaths per 100,000 population: 18.8 (2013, WHO)
Road deaths per 100,000 population: 18.1 (2010, WHO)
3rd February 2017 The Young Generation of Tajikistan work to reduce road safety risks to pedestrians and other road users along the Somoni Avenue highway.
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18th November 2016 We highlight our work on post-crash response to mark this year’s World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.