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Motorbike Couriers Speed Lab Sample Delivery In Malawi

Owen Nyaka, a member of the Key Correspondents Network supported by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, writes in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog about how the “Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) plans to work with motorcycle couriers Riders for Health to expand the laboratory samples transportation network in Malawi.” He notes, “The Ministry of Health has endorsed Riders for Health, an organization which identifies trains and manages motorcycle couriers to collect and return samples on specific routes. The model is working well in Rumphi, Mzimba South, and other districts in the northern region of Malawi…” (4/17).