Activity 1- Pre Event
In marking the 2014 WDR for Road Crash Victims, PATVORA Initiative has utilized the vast information dissemination prowess of the African media to draw global attention to the sad issue of huge preventable deaths on road crash scenes in Africa. As such, advocacy is being conducted to educate the general public on the efficacy of first aid administration and need for community mobilisation to support existing rescue efforts of National agencies. Also, awareness is being created on the importance of mass training of road users on simple first aid skills and essence of an urgent call on policy makers and governments in Africa to speedily implement a National First-Did policy as recommended by 2007 Accra Declaration and endorsed by African governments. The PATVORA Initiative has captured all these relevant issues in a comprehensive write-up titled ‘Road Traffic Victims and enhanced community rescue efforts in Africa’. The article written by Dr. David Oba, the Co-ordinator of the PATVORA is intended to commemorate 2014 WDR in a unique way and it has been published in many newspapers and journals including:-
Activity 2- Event
On the 15th and 16th of November 2014, about 200 volunteers of the PATVORA Initiative will collaborate with two major Community Based Organisations (CBOs to conduct various activities on First Callers’ Action and Response in Emergencies- 1st CARE. The CBOs, Youths for Accelerated Development (YAD) and Youths -Go-Safety with operational base in Delta, Anambra and Kogi states spread across the South-South, South-East and North Central regions of Nigeria respectively will carry out the following activities:-
a) Distribute 10,000 leaflets on simple first administration for free to drivers, tricycle operators and road users along the busy Onitsha-Asaba expressway and the crash prone Abuja- Lokoja highway.
b) Conduct a 30 minute radio training and sensitisation session on first aid for road users on three local radio stations for the two days.
c) Village Square Mass Training will be held in two locations in Asaba i.e. Arcade Public Centre and Asaba-Ibusa Motor Park. The activities are tailored to consist of free training first aid session to be carried out in an open field and park. Communication will be done with the use of personal address systems and projectors will be used to beam demonstrations on first aid administration. The training spans a duration of 3hours per day for both days and it will end with evaluation and free certification. Members of the Red Cross Societies and other relevant NGOs will be invited and encouraged to partner and share knowledge whilst the officers of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Nigeria’s regulatory agency on Road safety will be invited to observe and provide professional guidance. Reading materials, sensitization items and t-shirts will be given out for free to encourage attendance and participation.
Post Event Activity
A mini press conference will be held on Sunday 16th November, 3pm at Best Garden hotel, Asaba. Thereafter, the PATVORA Initiative will continue its age long engagement and discussion with the Management of the FRSC on the implementation modality for a non commercial first aid programme that will have quick and sustainable impact in the reduction of preventable road deaths especially on the spot of road crashes.
2014 WDR for Road Crash Victims and advocacy for enhanced rescue activities
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24 Ojugbana Drive Ezenei Avenue, Asaba, Delta State
SF 003, TRANSPHAMA PLAZA, Opp. Jabi Park, Abuja 23456
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