The Nzenze Health Area has made strides in providing pregnant women with the tools they need to prevent malaria in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – by dispatching nurses like Nyakilu on motorbike.
“The motorbike makes it pretty easy to get to people,” he says. “I always get there.”
Malaria is the greatest health risk facing pregnant women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, especially in hard-to-reach villages. Nyakilu visits over 40 villages within a 22 kilometres radius and gives pregnant women critical health information and supplies like mosquito nets. Find out more: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/drcongo_81663.html