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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Global Actions: Commitments to Reduce Harmful Drinking. July 17, 2013

Global Actions in Focus
On July 5, 2013, ICAP and the Chinese Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CCDC) Office of Epidemiology signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The MOU solidifies ICAP’s partnership with the Office of Epidemiology to develop a capacity building toolkit for drink driving prevention in Phase II of the Global Actions Drink Driving Initiative. The toolkits will include teaching materials, lesson plans, teaching methods, auxiliary materials, teacher requirements, survey tools, and evaluation tools.
ICAP Senior Vice President Brett Bivans and Deputy Director Prof. Yao Hongyan sign the MOU on July 5, 2013, in Xi’an.
According to the MOU, the Office of Epidemiology will develop the Capacity Building Toolkit for Drink Driving Prevention, facilitating the capacity building workshops in Shenyang, and monitoring workshops in Jiangsu Province. Moreover, the organization will help ICAP engage local government agencies and be a vital resource for information and feedback.
Key Recent Milestones
· Russia: ICAP welcomes Margarita (Rita) Plotnikova as the new coordinator for the drink driving initiative in Moscow. Rita is an experienced communications and road safety manager who has worked for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP). She will be working closely with the local sponsor companies to develop and implement the program.
What's Happening Next
· Mexico: Representatives will present drink driving awareness training to volunteer groups from the Puebla Legislative Power on July 26, 2013.