May 31, 2010
June 9 Story: Bicycle Ambulances
In rural Mozambique, one ambulance serves a population of 400,000 people. Villagers carry patients on their backs many miles on foot to take them to the nearest hospital. Pregnant women often arrive exhausted at the hospital and end up dying or delivering stillborn babies. Many times, AIDS and bedridden patients do not go to health centres because they do not have anyone to take them. Bicycle ambulances have been filling the gap and providing an irreplaceable service to the community. A bike ambulance serves approximately 2,000 to 3,000 people. Villagers have committees to manage the use and maintenance of the bike ambulances.
Your gift of $500 can buy a bicycle ambulance for a community in Mozambique.