road traffic inJuries: an eMerging probleM in nepal

Jha, Nilambar Jha
JNMA   unpublished
Road traffic injuries kill about 3000 people and 30000 are injured and disabled for life every day. Developing countries account for 90% of global road traffic deaths. In Nepal, as per estimates of morbidity and mortality for 1998-1999, injury contributed 9% to total mortality and was the third leading cause with road traffic accidents occupying eighth position in overall ranking. Therefore, the epidemic of road traffic injuries in Nepal is still in its early stage. However, it threatens to
more » ... exponentially unless immediate action is taken. Here, an attempt is made to review the recent publications in this field.