(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat -
The first meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Forum for Road Safety Legislators: Leadership, Legislation and Data, hosted by the sultanate commenced at the InterContinental Muscat on Tuesday.
The meeting, is being organised by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) under the patronage of H E Dr Mohammed bin Saif al Hosni, Undersecretary for Health Affairs in MoH in the presence of Dr Akjemal Magtymova, WHO representative to the sultanate.
The three-day meeting is being attended by 78 specialists representing 15 countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region along with experts from Spain, Finland, Sweden and the Philippines. The meeting aims to review the regional road safety situation based on the findings of the global status report on road safety 2018, with special focus on leadership, legislation, adolescents and youth.
It also seeks to present the progress made by the Regional Forum of Road Safety Legislators including discussion of a proposed Regional Initiative on Road Safety Legislation, examine the role or importance of data in priority setting, policy-making and strategic planning as well as to agree on the way forward and a follow-up mechanism.
The meeting will also discuss a number of researches and working papers of international experts in the field of health and transportation addressing the regional perspective of road safety and the global context of traffic safety policies and others.
It also seeks to launch a regional network for the parliamentary legislators in the field of road safety, agree on its governance structure, as well as the future required procedures.
It highlights participants' vision on developing a proposed regional framework to accelerate procedures towards achieving global goals of road safety with focus on adolescents and youth.