Government bodies in Iceland, including the President of Iceland, Icelandic Automobile Association (FIB), and the Icelandic Institute of Spinal Cord Injury (ISCI), are actively promoting the research for spinal cord injury treatments and the awareness of road safety, with the intention to reduce road deaths and accidents globally.
This initiative has lead to the announcement of Iceland’s official participation within the launch of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety, beginning 11th May. The FIB has been working with the Icelandic Ministry of the Interior to set up a group that will prepare and organise for the launch, as well as plan for future road safety awareness promotion.
The Icelandic Institute of Spinal Cord Injury has been campaigning for the awareness of road safety and advances in the treatment of spinal cord injury for over 20 years, with the intention to raise funds for medical and scientific procedures aimed at curing SCI patients. The ISCI will be amongst the bodies in Iceland striving to reduce road accidents, both nationally and internationally for the next decade.
Further information on the Icelandic Institute of Spinal Cord Injury campaign for finding a cure for SCI can be found at http://www.isci.is.