“Here, where there are few roads, a motorcycle with a sidecar ambulance is a clever, low-cost idea. Many mothers give birth at home because Magunga Health Care Centre is just too far away to walk. Samuel Ouko, the ambulance driver, has ferried 15 mothers in labour to Magunga in the last four months. All gave birth to healthy children. If necessary, a nurse or midwife can ride pillion behind Samuel” reports DFID.
The centre Magunga now caters for up to 20 births a month – they know it costs nothing and is much safer than giving birth at home.