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The first Riders system was in place in Lesotho in 1991 by then mainly following the charity model, followed by social entrepreneur approach to national scale operations in Zimbabwe (1993, where systems were developed which are integral in replications which followed thereafter) and Nigeria (1999). The Gambia (2002), Kenya (first 2003 and then 2007), return to Lesotho 2008, Malawi (2011) and, most recently, Liberia (2015) were added in turn.
HOW RIDERS FOR HEALTH LIBERIA USES MOTORCYCLE TRANSPORTATION TO SAVE LIVES AND PREVENT DISEASE OUTBREAKS In rural Maryland, Liberia in the southeast corner of the country, a man sits on his motorbike. He squints into the sun and scans the horizon. He is wearing a backpack and carrying a cell phone. A box that looks
CDC and partners supported an innovative program using motorcycle couriers to get samples quickly and safely to labs. When infectious diseases strike, getting a fast and accurate laboratory diagnosis is critical to stopping an outbreak from becoming a widespread epidemic. Before the West Africa Ebola epidemic, Liberia had no system in place for getting clinical
ATLANTA, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — What was it like at ground zero of the worst outbreak of Ebola in history? This month, CDC’s David J. Sencer Museum will be the first U.S. museum to offer an overview of the devastating viral outbreak that killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa. The exhibition, EBOLA: People + Public Health +
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