With a bike, no one gets left behind
In remote areas such as Etnia Guajira, being able to reach every child in need has been a challenge
, due to the vast distances between each community in the dry, desert plains. This is why community health workers are so reliant on vehicles of transportation such as UNICEF sponsored bicycles.
30 health workers in Etnia Guajira travel from door to door to better identify the needs of Wayuu children and spread essential information regarding topics such as proper nutrition, breastfeeding, hygiene practices and so on.To help them reach every child in even the most remote locations, UNICEF has delivered 50 bicycles in Etnia Guajira alone
Similarly, 400 health workers in Zimbabwe received bicycles to improve access to rural areas and health facilities where they deliver health services ranging from maternal, neonatal, child health and sanitation practices to stop the spread of diseases. Obert is one of these health workers, who with the help of a bicycle travels up to 20 km a day to reach remote rural families.
“ This bicycle is appreciated. I can now
cover many households. It used to be hard
to cover a large area but this will help
many households that I can now access.”
Help pedal towards a healthier future by giving the gift of mobility.