NRSC/MVA Fund Joint Media Release - Namibia Fatality Rate Per Capita
12 Mar 2014

The NRSC and the MVA Fund have taken note of recent reports published in various media houses citing the World Life Expectancy website [http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com], WHO website: http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/estimates_country/en/  as well as Sivak and Schoettle (2014) “Study on Mortality from Road Crashes in 193 Countries: A comparison with other Leading Causes of Death” published by the Transport Research Institute of the University of Michigan (UMTRI) regarding Namibia’s ranking as the country with the highest road deaths per capita in the world. The NRSC and the MVA Fund would like to unequivocally state that the information contained in the mentioned references pertaining to road crashes and their resultant fatalities in Namibia is inaccurate, misleading and detrimental to Namibia’s good image and reputation. Consequently, we would like to set the record straight based on the actual data at our disposal.

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