Riders for health Liberia

Riders Impact

The Heath Care Access Problems In Africa Are Mostly Because Of Transport Failure And RFWI Has Solutions

Before Riders Specimen Transport Program In Liberia, Only 25% Of Samples Reached Laboratories Within 24 Hours Using A Collection Of Expensive Models Including Helicopters And A Chain Of Uncoordinated Vehicles. Now, An Average  of 98% Reaches Laboratories Within 24hrs And The Remaining Reaching Their Designated Laboratories Within 48hrs And 72 Hours Of Collection Respectively.
Since Inception, There Has Been No Infection Due To The Specimen They Transport; Testimony Of Riders Liberia’s Stringent Infection Prevention Control Protocols Followed By The Couriers As They Pickup, Relay And Deliver The Specimens To The Laboratory.
From April 2015 to August 2021 a total of 156,681 samples were transported out of these, 78,806 samples were transported from September 2020 to August 2021 compared to 20 550 (Sept 2019-Aug 2020).

dealing with wet seasons in rural africa

The rainy season in Liberia makes already challenging roads more difficult to travel, yet our skilled motorcycle couriers have been able to ride these bad roads in the name of health care. Maintaining vehicles, so that they run regularly and reliably, keeps our Sample Transport Programme running. It ensures a rapid turnaround of patient samples from health centre to laboratory and fast diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

RIDERS FOR health liberia SAVING LIVES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Amid the ongoing battle against the COVID 19 pandemic in Liberia, Riders for Health Liberia has increased its specimen transport frequency by 50% noted by average increase in distance travelled from 60,000km/month to 90,000km/month  

Riders liberia operations manager innagurated 

Riders Liberia's Operations Manager, Marcus Kolleh (first from right) was inaugurated as the President of the Liberia Laboratory Association on the second of August 2021. This position is for a 3 year term. Congratulations Marcus!

THE RIDERS LIBERIA PHASE ONE MANAGEMENT SUPERVISION VISITS

The Riders Liberia Management supervision which covered Margibi, Bong and Lofa counties was completed in May. It was aimed in supporting couriers in the field and holding meeting with County Health Officials on the ongoing COVID 19 response.   

RIDERS LIBERIA USING MOTORCYCLES TO SAVE LIVES

As we cover the entire country, Liberia, we mainly use motorcycles to transport all types of human specimen to the National Reference Lab.