Good accessibility to medical services is essential. For both patients who need to access a health facility and medical staff visiting patients at home for home care, education and supervision, CooP-Africa offers:

  • modified bicycles for community health workers
  • bicycle ambulances for health centres

By using a bicycle, more patients can be visited and remote patients can be reached faster. Bicycle ambulances make it possible to bring sick people and pregnant women to the health centre in a fast, cheap and comfortable manner. Support CooP-Africa’s Bike4Care and enable these health workers to improve access to health care:

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I had just finished my household visits and as i was riding back to my house i was informed that my neighbour who had been having pregnancy complications was about to deliver at home. I quickly rushed to my neighbour’s house and helped the lady on my bicycle then carried her to the main road a distance of about 6 kilometers, from where we keep a bicycle ambulance with the local shop keeper and proceeded with the journey to a referral hospital where Eunice delivered normally to a chubby baby boy, who is doing great. I am so proud of my Bike4Care bicycle as it helped save her life and that of her baby.

Jacinter Atieno Owuo, health worker in Kenya

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The training in bicycle repair has enabled me to repair my flat tyre. I have done so once myself when I was doing my rounds.

Patrick, health worker Uganda

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My Bike4Care bicycle has enhanced speed as I deliver my services, I can travel to clients faster as compared to when I travelled to these clients on foot. My work has been made easier because I don’t waste a lot of energy by walking. Riding the bike for care is simpler as compared to walking. I can serve a large number of clients within a day as opposed to the time when I used to walk to clients. In addition bike for care is a show of professionalism in our work.

Eunice Ambala, health worker Kenya

 
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