To Continue Professional Transport Health Services: Riders For Health Appeals For Assistance


The Country Director of Riders For Health Liberia Joseph G. Mehdeh has underscored the need to for National government and partners to provide assistance to them to ensure they continue their operations.

The system since five years ago has been providing professional transport health services across Liberia.

Speaking at a News Conference on Thursday March 26, 2020 Mr. Mehdeh said since 2015 due to their professional and updated system put in place they have increased the delivery of system as part of their transport operations from 24% to 85% .

He said the cloud base data system is reliable, professional and up to date.

As a means of providing further confidence and reliability in their operations to the public, the Riders Boss disclosed that it is working now with an exclusive Denmark institution to freeze specified, modified and customized samples that have helped in preserving professionally the samples for real time usage.

According to him the current system put in place by them has the ability to transport samples in twenty-four hours from anywhere across Liberia’s fifteen political sub divisions for rapid diagnostic purposes.

The move he pointed out is to help ensure that the nation and its people are safe health-wise.

“The need for support to one of our projects is now mainly because the expiration of the Fleet Management project which is sponsored by the World Bank through the World Health Organization will climax as May of 2020”, he noted.

Under the fleet management project, the Riders for Health institution has been able to bring to light some of the non-functional ambulances which are currently in operations, Joseph added.

He stressed that health transportation is key and should be taken seriously by national government and partners through the support to them.

In 2019 he told reporters that out of sixty ambulances in the field, they were able to track fifty-eight amounting to 428 patients something he noted the beneficiaries commended them for a professional job done despite some of their challenges.

Moreover, he indicated that they have a system to track the fuel as used in the ambulances including its consumption level, sicknesses and many others  which he said are also intended to manage the appropriate resources for the actual intended purposes.

Currently and in a move to maintain and sustain the project, Riders for Health has a functional six garages across the Country that are situated as per region namely: Lofa, Bong, Grand Gedeh, Grand Kru, Montserrado and Grand Bassa Counties respectively.

Riders for health boss said they remain committed to help and contribute immensely to Liberia’s health system mainly the Pro Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development pillar one which among other things highlights health promotion and development respectively.