Presented at the End of Programme Dissemination event in Zambia on 8th September 2016.
MORE MAMaZ used non-motorised Intermediate Modes of Transport (IMTs) to improve rural communities’ physical access to health facilities. Over a hundred bicycles and 18 ox carts were built during MORE MAMaZ.
Working closely with District Health Management Teams (DHMTs), communities were mobilised and riders were adequately trained. Emergency Transport Schemes (ETS) improved access and built community cohesion but ETS worked best when implemented as part of a broader community engagement and empowerment effort that addresses all demand-side barriers to use of MNH services simultaneously.
MORE Mobilising Access to Maternal Health in Zambia (MORE MAMaZ) was funded by Comic Relief. The programme was implemented by Transaid, Health Partners International, Development Data and Disacare in partnership with the Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child Health and District Community Health Teams.