Worldwide, a range of organisations have worked effectively to implement safe and healthy journeys to and from school. These are organisations at all levels – from small NGOs to international agencies. The work is also spread across countries at all levels of income – proof that the solutions are universally applicable.
Low- and middle-income countries have had success in protecting children from the dangers of road traffic and providing them with safe and healthy school journeys. Putting interventions in place in lower income communities can pose challenges, but the partner work highlighted here shows that it is entirely possible to achieve impact. A common feature is that the programmes implemented around the world also have significant benefits for the wider-community and are often at the forefront of city and nation-wide change. Furthermore, taken together all of this work is beginning to achieve regional and global impact. A foundation to achieve key areas of the Sustainable Development Goals is being created.
This toolkit is being put into practice around the world. This map highlights case studies of Child Health Initiative partners delivering safe and healthy journey to school interventions. Find out how they are achieving results, building coalitions and overcoming challenges to protect child and adolescent health.