Riders began work in Kenya in 2007. Here 79% of health workers had to walk to their communities or use public transportation which is unreliable and for which they were not reimbursed. Mobilized by motorcycles managed by Riders, health workers can now reach over 7 times as many people, delivering care, support, and education. They can now spend 4 days a week, 5 hours each day, with the communities they serve.
This is particularly important with expectant mothers, as it allows a health worker to reach her for prenatal care visits. Health care systems are often be undermined by irregular and inconsistent service, which can lead to lack of trust in public health services and a decrease in positive health-seeking behavior. With your help, Riders strengthens health systems by ensuring health workers have the transportation and training in riding, maintenance, and trip planning that is necessary to reach pregnant women with care.
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