Concerned by the growing crisis and impact of road crashes on poor economies, Greig Craft established the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP Foundation) to developing world in 1999.
His innovative solutions have already had impact in reducing road crash fatalities and injuries in Asia and Africa. AIP Foundation’s creation of a lightweight ‘tropical’ helmet has been hailed as a milestone in child injury prevention. Its signature Helmets for Clinton in 2000, and has since distributed 400,000 child helmets in Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, Nigeria and Uganda.
Setting up the world's first non profit helmet factory in Vietnam, Greig Craft created a new model of public-private partnership demonstrating self-sustainability. Protec has become a recognized for road safety education and public awareness campaigns, and employs the physically disabled as assembly line workers.
Greig Craft is a member of the United Nations Commission on Global Road Safety. He was awarded the Prince Michael Award Nguyen Minh Triet bestowed an award for his contributions to Road Safety Education in 2007.
The Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP Foundation) is a U.S. registered 501 ©(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 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 high quality, culturally appropriate and affordable helmets to the market.
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.
For more information on the helmet vaccine initiative see: www.helmetvaccine.org