Transportation so a mom can deliver baby safely

Dec 22, 2011

Expanding reach in Zimbabwe

Health worker mobilized by Riders, Kunaka Hospital
Health worker mobilized by Riders, Kunaka Hospital

Riders for Health has been working in Zimbabwe with the Ministry of Health since 1998.  Before Riders, outreach workers spent an average of only 2 days a week in the community, despite being responsible for reaching up to 100 villages. Mobilized by Riders, the outreach workers can spend four days a week doing their work. Zimbabwe is also one of the areas where Riders operates trekking vehicles, which ensure that women are referred to hospitals safely and quickly when complications occur. 

Recently, we have been focused on recovering from Zimbabwe's economic crisis, re-scaling operations and re-mobilizing health workers throughout the country. 

"Without a motorcycle, it is difficult to keep your commitments.  With a motorcycle, you solve more problems at different locations at any particular time."  - Denford Maruta, Health Technician at Makumbe Hospital

Riders is grateful for your support of this program.  Together, we can change lives.



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Riders for Health

Chicago, IL, United States

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Jake Fuchs

Chicago, IL United States

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