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Niger : WAHA deploys 26 motorbike ambulances to improve maternal health

WAHA International’s deployment of 26 motorcycle ambulances was graciously received by Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou during a ceremony held at the Présidence de la République in Niamey, Niger.

The ceremony was attended by Niger’s Minister of Health Soumana Sanda, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Bazoum, and UAE Ambassador to Niger H.H Mohamed Al Nasser Ali Wali Al Mazrouei.

The ambulances were presented by WAHA’s Secretary General Dr. Sinan Khaddaj and will be deployed among health facilities in Niger. They constitute a vital part of WAHA International’s campaign to reduce maternal and child mortality in Niger where a lack of transportation and adequate health facilities are huge barriers to accessing healthcare.

The WAHA-designed ambulances will provide an effective patient transport system for pregnant women and allow basic emergency obstetric care (BEmOC) to be provided before reaching the health facility. The new referral system will be complimented by a dispersal of mobile phones, creating a means for reliable communication between women and health workers.

WAHA has already overseen the successful deployment of more than 200 ambulances in Senegal, Chad, Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.

Read more about our projects in Niger here.