We extend our deepest appreciation to the members of the GBD-Injury Expert Group, many of whom have provided extensive feedback and advice during the development of this research effort. In particular, the following individuals helped access and analyze relevant data from Africa: Safa Abdalla, Kunuz Abdella, William Ackaah, Olumuyiwa Adebona, Frank Atuguba, Kidist Bartolomeos, Ayaga Bawah, James Damsere-Derry, Daniel Darko, Nicole DeSantis, Beth Ebel, Suad Eltahir, Stalin Ewoigbokhan, Uwom Eze, Alan Hill, Kenneth Hill, Michael Levin, Sydney Ibeanusi, Syed Jaffar Hussain, Lisa Knowlton, Olive Kobusingye, Adofo Koranteng, Steven Lwendo, Michael Lipnick, Fred Wabwire Mangen, Richard Matzopoulos, Charlie Mock, Robert Mtonga, Mable Nakitto, George Pariyo, Joan Ozanne-Smith, Margaret Peden, Megan Prinsloo, Georges Reniers, Frederick Rivara, Rania Saad, Osman Sankoh, Zeinab Swaraddahab, Maria Valenti, Bonnie Wandera, Ruru Wang, Jeffrey Witte, and Diego Zavala.
This project relied primarily on secondary analysis of existing data sources. Many of these data exist because of years of hard work on the part of numerous researchers, professionals, medical institutions, and national and international health and transport agencies. Notably, these agencies include the World Health Organization, the INDEPTH network, AMEND, MEASURE DHS, and the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Without the primary data collection undertaken by these national and international agencies, our work would not be possible.
We are grateful to Professor Christopher Murray’s team of researchers at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle, who led the core GBD-2010 project.
Finally, we extend our gratitude to the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) for providing the core grant funding to support improving the estimates of the burden of road injuries in sub-Saharan Africa as part of GBD-2010 study.