Patel A, Krebs E, Andrade L, Rulisa S, Vissoci JR, Staton CA. The epidemiology of road traffic injury hotspots in Kigali, Rwanda from police data. BMC public health. 2016 Dec 2;16(16). 697 p. PMID: 27485433 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4971670
Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are the eighth-leading cause of death worldwide, with low- and middle-income countries sharing a disproportionate number of fatalities. African countries, like Rwanda, carry a higher burden of these fatalities and with increased economic growth, these numbers are expected to rise. We aim to describe the epidemiology of RTIs in Kigali Province, Rwanda and create a hotspot map of crashes from police data.