Maternal and Child Health MDG’s & Transport in Africa: the need for a research focusJeff TurnerProgramme ManagerAfrica Community Access Programme (AFCAP)[email protected] to the IFRTD ’Bridging the gap: addressing mobility needs as a means to achieve the health-related MDG’s’ side event at UN-CSD-18, New-York, 3rd May, 20010
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AFCAP is supporting the development of a research consortium on the interaction between rural community access and the MDG on maternal mortality
This is bringing together a multi-disciplinary research team from:
across 6 African countries.
Across health and transport specialist areas
Across researchers and ministries responsible for implementation
Research will seek to use a series of case studies to evaluate on a comparable basis the impact of different access interventions on maternal and neo-natal health outcomes
Interventions could include
Community-based transport provision
Community financing for transport
Maternity waiting homes
If you are engaged in trying to address issues of rural access to healthcare in current or planned projects we would be interested in exploring linkages