Freedom Fighters' Rehab
Sewing Machine Project
Road accidents are a major
cause of deaths and injuries. It represents a serious public health problem
all over the world. The scenario in a developing country like ours is worse.
Majority of the trauma cases are due to road traffic accidents. Considering
the fact, the theme of the World Health Day 2005 was "Road safety is no
Road traffic accidents alone claim more than 4000 death and 5000 severe
injuries every year in Bangladesh. The annual economic cost of the traffic
accidents alone exceeds Taka 5000 crore (US$ 800 million). There remains
much scopes for improving the safety situation and for that there is
obviously need for much efforts.
A B Foundation as a member of Accident Research Centre of Bangladesh
University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) is working for the road
safety programs to make people aware about the crisis.
Cause of road traffic accidents and the consequence.
To establish a
comprehensive accident and injury database.
To monitor, evaluate and
develop accident countermeasures on the basis of scientific study.
To provide training and
education on accident prevention and management of the victims.
To make available
affordable rehabilitation treatment in the country for all people.
To ensure the cutting
edge technology for the treatment and develop the professional expertise
in the respective field.
Recently A B Foundation attended the first International Conference held at
BUET (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology), Bangladesh
organized by ARC (Accident Research Council), BUET.
of road traffic accident.