Project #2284

Mobilizing Grassroots Health Workers

by Riders for Health
Mar 8, 2011

Riders partners with SAIPEH

With your support Riders for Health has been able to provide transportation to outreach workers from Support Activities in Poverty Eradication and Health (SAIPEH). 

Before partnering, SAIPEH had one motorcycle which was to cover a geographic area of 70 kms.  It was estimated that the motorcycle covered 2,000 km a month.  Their staff had not received formal training in safe riding or preventative maintenance or been provided with protective clothing.  The staff's time was not used efficiently or effectively as many had to rely on public transportation or walking to travel the long distances necessary to reach patients. Other times their work was interrupted due to the motorcycle breaking down.   

SAIPEH recently received 4 motorcycles from Riders for Health as well as the necessary training. Their outreach workers have since put 30,000 kms on these motorcycles and provided over 43,000 people with services.  On average, each rider covers a distance of 200 kns, visits 11 villages, and sees over 340 people each month.


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Organization Information

Riders for Health

Location: Chicago, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Riders for Health
Project Leader:
Jake Fuchs
Chicago, IL United States

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Thanks to 26 donors like you, a total of $3,688 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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