Linda Maisha Project
Road accidents are the single largest cause of disability in Kenya, according to the Kenya National Survey for Persons with Disabilities (2007). Statistics show that over the past 10 years, over 17,000 people were left injured after road accidents every year, with half of those being serious injuries that often lead to permanent disability. That translates to 48 survivors left injured every day due to road accidents or 2 people every hour.
To address this sad state of affairs, CBM Kenya proposed a Road Safety Campaign dubbed Linda Maisha – Zuia Ulemavu (Protect Life – Prevent Disability). The campaign deals specifically with the survivors of road accidents, especially those with serious injuries that may lead to permanent disability. The objectives of the campaign were three fold as follows:
- To raise awareness about Traffic Road accident) as a cause of disability, highlighting the plight of often forgotten survivors who are left with permanent disabilities through rehabilitation and counselling.
- To provide surgical interventions for Road Carnage survivors , this includes counselling.
- To provide assistive devices to Road Crash survivors – to improve their quality of life
Our partnership with NTSA begun in 2016. CBM Kenya being the disability lead advisory on Road safety implementation.
Our partnership Achievement
- Officially endorsement of Linda Maisha campaign which contributes to the success of international World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR).
- Secured KES. 3,000,000 which procured 200 mobility assistive devices.
- Collaboratively commemorated the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.
- Registration of persons with Disabilities as a result of Road Crashes through the National Council of Persons With Disabilities(NCWPD) in the weeks leading up to the WDR.
- Assessment, fitting and distribution of Assistive orthopedic devices to survivors of Road Crashes by APDK during and after the WDR.
- Vast networking with likeminded road safety organizations.
- Securing and in into the New Road safety curriculum committee and looking forward to the implementation.
- Go to Disability advisory organization.
CBM Kenya in partnership with National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and like-minded partners i.e. NCPWD, APDK are ran the Road Safety campaign dubbed Linda Maisha – Zuia Ulemavu (Protect Life – Prevent Disability) in 2016-2019.