Thursday, 8 September 2011

Helmet campaigner honoured

Congratulations to Greig Craft, president of the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation, who has been awarded Vietnam's 'Friendship Medal', the highest civilian honour awarded by the Government of Vietnam. Greig, a US citizen, was presented with the award by Vietnam's Transport Minister in Hanoi in recognition of his contribution to promoting motorcycle helmet use in Vietnam for more than ten years. He played a leading role in pulling together the Vietnam Helmet Wearing Coalition which campaigned for and secured helmet legislation and enforcement, resulting in serious road injuries falling by more than 20%. The Road Safety Fund is supporting the work of the AIP Foundation, and its 'helmet vaccine initiatives' in SE Asia and Africa.

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