The achievements and learnings of a nationwide helmet law in Vietnam were reported at a recent world conference on health promotion in Rotorua, New Zealand.

The AIP Foundation’s policy and program advisor, Louise Goldman, made a presentation focused on the publication Head First: A Case Study of Vietnam’s Motorcycle Helmet Campaign, a collaborative project between the AIP Foundation and the FIA Foundation. The publication estimates that in the decade following the implementation of Vietnam’s helmet-use legislation and subsequent public health promotion campaigns, 15,000 lives and $3.5 billion USD have been saved due to increased helmet use.

The presentation was made as part of a symposium, The Importance of Traffic Injury Prevention to Promote Health and Safety: Policies and Practice Around the Globe. Attended by more than 1,000 delegates from around the world, the theme of the conference was Promoting Planetary Health and Sustainable Development for All.

View photos from the conference here.