Reach the unreached! Delivering care in Africa



Training one public health nurse (phn) to ride and maintain her motorcycle to provide delivery of immunization and disease prevention.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Billions of dollars are spent on healthcare and vaccines. Nevertheless, one quarter of children born every year - 34 million infants – is still unprotected. Help cannot reach these children and their mothers cannot access services – because there is no transportation infrastructure. Training one public health nurse to ride quickly and safely to her allocated communities means that up to 20,000 people, isolated by distance, hostile terrain and poverty, will receive healthcare and support.

How will this project solve this problem?

Train one phn at Riders’ International Academy of Vehicle Management in Zimbabwe in safe riding and motorcycle maintenance on a motorcycle donated by Honda. To ensure vehicle zero-breakdown performance, Riders will provide technical support.

Potential Long Term Impact

Reliable, sustainable transportation and one phn trained in the skills necessary to reach up to 20,000 people - people who will benefit from appropriate 21st century technology and look forward to a positive future, underwritten by good health.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

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Riders for Health

Chicago, IL, United States

Project Leader

Andrea Coleman

Chief Executive Officer - Finance
Daventry, Northamptonshire United Kingdom

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