Increasing Utilization of Motorcycle Ambulance System
One of our goals was to increase the utilization of the eRangers. To accomplish this goal, we worked with our in-country staff and partner civil society organizations to devise a plan to increase the utilization of services. The plan included: 1) Working with the women's groups to devise dramas and songs about safe motherhood that incorporated the eRanger. 2) Hosting outreaches were the groups could perform the dramas/songs, and we could promote the program more formally. 3) Distributing cards and plastering large posters about how to dispatch the ambulance at pertinent places (given to Traditional Birth Attendants, women's group leaders, village leadership, and members of SAFE's "Emergency Clubs" who act as first responders within the EMS system). 4) Holding formal "launch events" in which the eRangers are present along with village leadership, sub-county government officials, and community members. Launch events included immunizations, mosquito net distribution, community performances, and testimonials of those women who have used the eRanger.
We started undertaking this process 3-4 weeks ago; we have currently reached approximately 10,000 people through outreach events, and have subsequently seen a substantial increase in the utilization of services. Check out the videos below to see examples of the songs and dramas performed by the women's groups!
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