Social services on wheels: A sustainable model to improve access in unreached communities

Jecinta Kamau, Andrew Reberio-Hargrave, Hiroaki Saito, Emran Abdullah, Hiroshi Okajima, Ashir Ahmed

研究成果: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Unreached communities require access to fundamental social services such as healthcare, education, learning and purchasing opportunities to improve their economic sustainability. Unreached communities are characterized by informal and unsafe transport. Villagers have to travel long distances to urban centres to attain social services. In this article, we introduce an Information Communication Technology (ICT) concept called Social Services on Wheels (SSW) to provide quality transit and overcome access problems by bringing e-services directly to the community. SSW is based on a community vehicle that is as a college bus service and mobile ICT platform. SSW takes a healthcare worker, an ICT assistant and their equipment to a service point allowing villagers to access telemedicine and Internet services. SSW was tested on a rural community in Bangladesh in 2012 and 2013. A cost analysis shows that 52% of the total operating cost was covered using the existing business model. The research contributes to the discussion on sustainable ICT for Development (ICT4D).

本文言語英語
ホスト出版物のタイトル2014 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2014
出版社IEEE Computer Society
ISBN(印刷版)9781905824441
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 1 1 2014
イベント2014 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2014 - Le Meridien Ile Maurice, Mauritius
継続期間: 5 6 20145 9 2014

出版物シリーズ

名前2014 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2014

その他

その他2014 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2014
CountryMauritius
CityLe Meridien Ile Maurice
Period5/6/145/9/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems

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