Health
 Zimbabwe
Project #825

Reach the unreached! Delivering care in Africa

by Riders for Health

Summary

Training one public health nurse (phn) to ride and maintain her motorcycle to provide delivery of immunization and disease prevention.
$21,570
total raised
148
donors
0
monthly donors
10
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.riders.org
Zimbabwe Office of the UN Humanitarian Coordinator
Millennium Development Goals - Zimbabwe profile
World Health Organisation - Zimbabwe

Organization Information

Riders for Health

Location: Chicago, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.riders.org
Riders for Health
Project Leader:
Andrea Coleman
Chief Executive Officer - Finance
Daventry, Northamptonshire United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Thanks to 148 donors like you, a total of $21,570 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Wonderful!
   

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