Mobility and Health -
An International Networked Research Programme
The IFRTD, in collaboration with the Swiss Agency
for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Swiss Resource Centre
and Consultancies for Development (Skat), Swiss Centre for International
Health (SCIH) as part of the Swiss Tropical Institute, is carrying
out a two-year networked research programme on the links between
Mobility and Health. The programme website is now live at www.mobilityandhealth.org
The programme has three objectives:
(1) to increase the understanding of the impacts of mobility constraints
on the health, well-being and issues of poor people in different
developing country contexts;
(2) to develop tools that will enable transport professionals
to include holistic health impact assessments and mitigation measures
in the planning, design and implementation of transport interventions;
(3) to develop an advocacy programme to sensitise the health sector
to mobility and health issues.
The Research Programme and Outputs:
Using a networked research methodology (for more information see www.ifrtd.org/news/about/netres.php),
the programme on Mobility and Health aims to carry out 25
case-studies across Asia, Latin America and Africa.
These case-studies will demonstrate the existing and potential
links between mobility and health, especially in rural areas.
As a first step in the process, the researchers have come together
in regional workshops to finalise their methodology and framework.
Once the case-studies are finished (after 6-12 months), an international
symposium will be organised to present the issues flowing out
of the case-studies and to develop outlines for a ‘toolkit’,
a book and an advocacy programme.
The researchers have been selected and their profile and case studies are available on www.mobilityandhealth.org.
Workshop on Mobility and Health, Bern, Switzerland. November
2004. Click here for
more information and the full workshop report.
Mobility and Health: The Impact of Transport Provision on direct
and Proximate Determinants of Access to Health Services. An article
by Dr Kate Molesworth, Swiss Tropical Institute. January 2006. Click here
to download (Word Doc 2.98MB - PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LARGE DOWNLOAD)
A web site www.mobilityandhealth.org
has been developed to provide a focal point for knowledge and
experience, and a portal through which to access people, organisations
and further relevant information resources.
Please direct enquiries about the programme as follows -
Email enquiries in English:
Marinke van Riet, IFRTD Secretariat:email@example.com
Email enquiries in French:
Guy Kemtsop, IFRTD Secretariat:firstname.lastname@example.org
Email enquiries in Spanish:
Ana Bravo, IFRTD Secretariat: email@example.com
Enquiries by post & fax to:
Mobility and Health Programme
IFRTD Secretariat, 113 Spitfire Studios, 63-71 Collier Street
London, N1 9BE, United Kingdom
Fax: +44 (0) 207 713 8290