‘Riders For Health’ – Post-Ebola Health Delivery Measure Launched
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Riders for Health, an international social enterprise that manages and maintains vehicles for health-focused partners in Sub-Sahara Africa has assured the provision of such services in post-Ebola Liberia, aimed at improving Liberia's health delivery system in the area of transport management.
The Founder and Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the NGO, Barry Coleman and Andrea Coleman, gave the assurance Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Gbarnga Administrative Building in Bong County when the organization was formally launched.
Mr. Coleman giving the historicity of the organization said they started with the undertaking long time with the World Health Organization from which they borrowed the name 'Riders for Health' with the sole aim and objective of managing and maintaining vehicles for healthcare delivery system.
For the purpose of providing effective transport system for health workers in a given environment, Coleman said if oil filters and vehicles are not properly looked after “people die.”
For Chief Executive Officer Coleman, what they chose to offer is 'very neglected development' within the health sector, yet she said it is a vital part of global health initiative. “You need mobility,” she noted and expressed delight over the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare's acceptance of Riders for Health to contribute to the country's health sector following the Ebola outbreak.