Final evaluation of Uganda “Wear a Helmet” public awareness campaign brings positive results

September 21, 2013

uhvi phase 1 resultsThe Uganda Helmet Initiative received encouraging results from the final evaluation of phase one of the “Obulamu Bwe Obugagga – Wear a Helmet!” campaign, which included road safety workshops and helmet provision for 900 boda boda operators, police enforcement workshops, and a comprehensive media campaign. The report showed that the helmet wearing rate among boda boda operators in Kampala has increased from 31 percent to 49 percent since UHVI began in 2009. This is a significant increase compared to the control city of Mbale which did not receive UHVI’s intervention.

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