These Women Mechanics Are Transforming Health Care in The Gambia
I recently travelled to The Gambia, a country in West Africa where Riders for Health is working with the ministry of health and leasing—with full maintenance—a fleet of vehicles to reach every community in the whole country. Health workers are now able to provide every community with health services—public health and maternal health, to name but a few. A landmark achievement.
A group of remarkable women there are both mechanics of the vehicles, as well as the drivers, transporting patients to clinics in remote areas and delivering medical samples and medicine from clinics to testing facilities.