Zambia: Govt Takes Healthcare Closer to Solwezi Communities

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

OWNING a bicycle by households in the rural parts of Zambia is such a life-saving asset especially to the people of Kimpitubwanga village in chief Kapijimpanga area in Solwezi district who walk several hours in search of health services.

Monica Muke, a mother of seven children has known to walk four hours to reach the nearest clinic at St Dorothy one the Chingola-Solwezi road as a normal way of life.

“It is not easy for a woman, especially when pregnant to attend ante- natal worse still, when delivery time comes. One has to have a husband who has a bicycle at least to cycle you to St Dorothy or Kamisenga clinic two weeks before due date so that you wait from there,” Ms Muke said.

Source: All Africa (link opens in a new window)

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