U.S. Consul General gives out 100 Protec helmets at CDC presentation

August 20, 2015


In partnership with the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) gave a story-telling presentation today on road safety and the 2007 helmet law in Vietnam.

The event took place at the American Corner, where a large audience of young people gathered to hear CDC epidemiologist Dr. Ninh Thi Ha discuss road safety from a global health perspective before delving into local helmet-wearing behaviors.

A large portion of the data in today’s presentation relies on field research conducted by CDC epidemiologists in the Chu Chi District of Ho Chi Minh City.

After an engaging Q&A session, 100 Protec helmets were handed out to attendees by Consul General Rena Bitter. The helmets bore the 20th anniversary logo of normalized U.S.-Vietnam diplomatic relations.

Read more about the CDC’s research here on page 4. See more photos from the event here.

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