Reach the unreached! Delivering care in Africa

 
$21,570
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Summary

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 public health nurse at Riders’ International Academy of Vehicle Management in Zimbabwe in safe riding and motorcycle maintenance on a motorcycle donated by Honda.

Potential Long Term Impact

A fully-mobilized nurse in Africa can help 20,000 people each year to resist diseases such as measles and malaria. Once free from the debilitating effects of such simple diseases, people have the strength to sustain themselves and their families.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $21,570

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $21,570 .  The original project funding goal was $21,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Organization

Riders for Health

Chicago, IL, United States
http://www.riders.org

Project Leader

Andrea Coleman

Chief Executive Officer - Finance
Daventry, Northamptonshire United Kingdom

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