Riders for Health honoured in the mainstream press
Sky News and the Independent newspaper are showing the general public how Riders for Health use motorcycles in Lesotho to reach remote villages in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
You can watch the report on Sky News by clicking here.
The story follows Tukula Mothonyana, a TB officer, as he steers his bike up into the mountains to visit one of his patients. Thanks to his bike Tukula is able to reach very remote communities and make sure they get all the advice and medication they need.
The report also features Lefulesele Masokanye, a mentor mother, who uses her own experiences of being HIV positive to support other HIV positive women and help them to avoid passing the virus to their children.
The Sky News website also features a blog written by Lefulesele. She says: ‘I wanted to help other women to do the right thing and protect their children. If all HIV positive people get information and drugs on time we could stop the transmission of HIV from mother to child.’ To read her story, click here.
Riders’ goal is to mobilise more health workers like Tukula and Lefulesele, across Africa. To find out more about Riders for Health or to support their work in Africa, visit www.riders.org.