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Dengue fever now threatens 2.5b people and is endemic in 110 countries.

Warmer weather also pleases the mosquitos that spread Dengue fever, a sometimes fatal disease that has recoded a 30x increase in cases in 50 years. Up to 500m people suffer Dengue. Getting it once is bad, but a second infection … Continue reading

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Riders and the art of motorcycle maintenance

In Africa, motorcycles save lives by extending health care into poor and remote communities. Meet Thaele Seleke, the man responsible for keeping Riders for Health’s 120 motorcycles fit for purpose on the dirt roads and mountains of Lesotho.  

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Riders for Health: Saving Kids’ Lives in Africa

When mothers have to walk for hours to access even basic health care for their babies many get no medical attention at all. Here Riders for Health show that with determination nowhere is so remote they can’t deliver health to … Continue reading

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Riders for Health: Saving lives in Lesotho

Fast diagnosis and treatment save lives. But if TB and HIV samples take weeks to get to the Lab and the results take weeks to get back, people die. Sometimes the simple things work best and this is a great … Continue reading

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Riders for Health: The fight against TB

More amazing work by Riders for Health in Africa – battling TB and delivering health care to the people who need it most.

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Riders for Health: HIV

With no intervention, up to 45% of babies born to HIV-positive mothers could be born with or contract the virus. This can be reduced to less than 5% with effective interventions. ┬áIn Lesotho, health workers are traveling far and wide … Continue reading

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