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2006 Events

 

World AIDS Day: Transport against HIV/AIDS, December 4, 5, 2006

 

In support of World AIDS Day, the transport sector hosted two sessions highlighting its contribution to the mulitsector AIDS team effort of the Bank.  Transport, along with most economic sectors, has an important role to play in tackling the pandemic: transport workers are not only at high risk from HIV/AIDS, but the sector can also play a significant role in mitigating the spread of the disease. More…

 

Development Agencies Fight AIDS Through Infrastructure, August 14, 2006, Toronto, Canada

 

During the XVI International AIDS Conference, being held in Toronto development institutions from across the globe announced that they have come together on a "Joint Initiative by Development Agencies for the Infrastructure Sectors to Mitigate the Spread of HIV/AIDS." Fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS is a multi-sectoral challenge which will be helped greatly by increased coordination in infrastructure programs. More...

 

Walking - the Essential Link, July 31, 2006

 

This session responds to rapidly strengthening interest in the opportunities and challenges of pedestrian activity from various perspectives - urban transport, urban development, inclusive access, environmental degradation – with focus on the impacts for poor people. It builds on an assignment in 2005 to explore the scope for measuring an index of ‘walkability’.  More...

 

Transport for health in developing countries: an overview to improve health access and reach MDG4&5, January 30, 2006

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that between 40 to 60 percent of the people living in developing countries live more than 8 km from a health care facilities. For many, distance combined with poor road access and lack of transport makes access to health a considerable challenge. Although health outcomes have improved in the second half of the 20th century, progress has slowed down in the 1990s, and at the current pace, most regions of the developing world will not reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for Health by 2015.  More...

 




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