Contractors' Run

The World Health Organization’s “Global Report on Road Safety 2018” indicates that about 1.35 million people die each year on the world's roads and between 20 and 50 million sustain non-fatal injuries. The recent study commissioned by the Parliamentary Committee on Health in October 2022 revealed that the number of road accident victims admitted by Regional Referral Hospitals around the country has been steadily increasing from 14,809 in 2019/20 to 21,313 in 2020/21 to 24,554 in 2021/22. This is despite the government’s efforts to reduce and control road accidents in the country. The study further emphasizes the need for improvement in Emergency Response Assistance to road accident victims as the number one key recommendation.

UNABCEC, being an umbrella body of key players in the road infrastructure network, has organized the Inaugural Contractors Run 2023 in partnership with the Ministry of Works and Transport under the theme: “Running for Road Accident Victims” to mobilize industry stakeholders to support the improvement of Emergency Response Assistance to road accident victims.

With the target of mobilizing more than 10,000 runners, the proceeds will be used to purchase hospital beds and mattresses for selected Regional Referral Hospitals in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, to improve emergency response assistance for road accident victims.

The Contractors’ Run 2023 will combine virtual and physical modes;

i) The Virtual Run: will take place from 1st November to 12th December 2023, where partners shall be participating through the Strava Mobile App to join a network of runners and participate in various races and challenges at their convenience.

ii) The Physical Run: will take place on Sunday, 17th December 2023, at Kololo Independence Grounds, offering different routes of 10km and 5km, from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Blood Donation Drive: We shall also hold a Blood Donation Drive from 11th to 17th December 2023 under the theme: “Give Blood and Share Life with Accident Victims.” The blood donation program will take place in different parts of Kampala including Kololo Independence Grounds, Mukwano Arcade (opposite Mini Price), Constitutional Square, Kalerwe Market, Bwaise Round About and Nakivubo Mews.

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