Who we are
The Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP Foundation) is a U.S. registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that creates public-private partnerships, develops mass media education and school curricula, and implements school-based helmet use and traffic safety education programs to reduce the pervasive and devastating rate of road traffic crash injuries and fatalities in developing countries.
Traffic crash related deaths and serious brain injuries are preventable and this tragic, yet rising trend is reversible. Our ambition is to form generations of safe and smart road users. Founded in 1999 in Vietnam, AIP Foundation has offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in Bangkok, Thailand, and in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In 2001, AIP Foundation built its nonprofit helmet assembly plant, V-SPEC that manufactures Protec-brand ‘Tropical’ helmets.
AIP Foundation programs include school-based Helmets for Kids, Safe Routes to School, Click on Safety, and mass media public awareness education. Our efforts to improve road and road user safety also include advocacy, the provision of technical assistance and expertise, and the provision of high quality, culturally appropriate and affordable helmets to the market.
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In 2009, AIP Foundation, in collaboration with the FIA Foundation and the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility, launched the Global Helmet Vaccine Initiative, an international movement with the objective of “putting a helmet on every head in the ‘Decade of Action for Road Safety.’” The Initiative brings AIP Foundation programs to developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and will work to reduce the projected number of road traffic crash deaths and injury by 50 percent by 2020.
Asia Injury Prevention Foundation's mission is to provide life-saving traffic safety knowledge and skills to the developing world with the goal of preventing road traffic crash fatalities and injuries.
A world in which there are safer roads, smarter road users, and countries whose road traffic environments serve their developing economies and people.
A world in which private corporations, governments and the public sector collaborate to effect sustainable change in the field of road safety.
A world in which individuals are empowered and educated to make intelligent decisions about their safety and security when in a vehicle—as either a driver or a passenger.
AIP Foundation’s Values
- Cultural Sensitivity
We are culturally sensitive both within our work place and within the places that we work
Our contribution to society defines our existence
We hold ourselves, individually and collectively, accountable for the promises we make
We view collaboration internally and externally as a key facet to our success
Why is AIP Foundation unique?
- AIP Foundation employs proven solutions to a global epidemic that kills more people each year than malaria worldwide. Through our experience in Vietnam, we have developed both grassroots and nationwide programs that target the key challenges to helmet use and traffic safety awareness.
- With a strong history of multi-sector collaboration, AIP Foundation implements programs and heads initiatives that engage public, private and government road safety stakeholders. This ensures complex and inclusive interventions that target several aspects of road safety at the same time.
- We have extensive local knowledge and expertise, and partner with local NGOs and companies around the world to ensure that all of our programs are culturally appropriate and address the road safety needs of the population.
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What you can do
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