Looking at health and health care in a new way, this book examines health risks and benefits as encountered 'on the move' rather than focusing on the risks and benefits incurred at fixed locations. The provision and utilization of health care is also investigated, as produced/delivered and consumed/accessed in mobile settings. Engaging with the contemporary concern with 'mobilities' this book covers many forms of movement and flow, including movements of people, disease, information and health care. The issues and problems which are considered - whether re-emerging infections, displaced persons, or the 'risks' of globalised travel - are of current and ongoing concern. Drawing on three main disciplines, geography, sociology, and epidemiology, author Tony Gatrell makes strong connections between these areas of inquiry, drawing on (for example) social theorising, geographical concepts, and epidemiological methods and data. The book will be of interest to the growing number of geographers working on the geography of health, along with social scientists involved in the mobilities 'turn'. More broadly, as issues of global public health that invariably involve the movements of people, goods, viruses and information continue to hit the headlines, the book is both timely and of policy relevance.

chapter 1|22 pages

Mobilising Concepts

part |2 pages

Part 1: Travel

chapter 2|18 pages

Walking and Cycling

chapter 3|18 pages

Four Wheels Good?

chapter 4|18 pages

Trains, and Boats and Planes

chapter 5|12 pages

Vacations and the Tourist

part |2 pages

Part 2: Migration

chapter 6|14 pages

The Displaced and the Dispossessed

chapter 7|12 pages

Migration, Health and Well-being

part |2 pages

Part 3: Diffusion

part |2 pages

Part 4: Communication and Care

chapter 10|14 pages

Mobilities of Information

chapter 11|18 pages

Mobilities of Carers and Care