Riders began working in Zambia, where 14% of children do not make it to see their 5th birthday, in 2009. At that time we put 5 trained couriers on the road in the Chadiza district to collect patient samples and deliver results on a regular, timetabled basis. This is particularly important with reducing mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Having seen great success in that pilot program, we expanded it in 2010 and are now in the midst of bringing it to the Southern Province. We are also in the midst of a transportation management program involving trekking vehicles which are used for delivering vaccines for National Immunization Days. Millions of young children die of diseases that could have been prevented by routine vaccination. With your help, we can make sure health workers have the reliable transportation needed to reach communities for these critical immunization clinics.
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