Decent public transport is taken as a right in many countries. But for many, access to vital transport is a major problem. This Hands On programme looks at developments that help people get around, linking them to essential services, such as emergency medical care. Stories covered are: modern telecoms technology providing vital information for the Flying Doctor Service in East Africa; new ways of using cheap local materials to smooth out local roads in Vietnam and Cambodia; motor cycle ambulances in Gambia; using mobile phones to ensure safety of beach users in Portugal; designing wheelchairs to suit the users and the terrain in Tanzania.
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