Efficient transport management systems to improve health delivery. PRRINN-MNCH

Authors: Health Partners International
Document Type: Factsheets
Publication Date: 2013

This is the eighth in a series of eight factsheets on the theme of governance and systems, that draws on the results and lessons learned from the PRRINN-MNCH programme. This particular brief focuses on efficient transport management systems to improve health delivery. The key messages are:

An efficient transport management system (TMS) is vital for providing prompt access to maternal health services, making vaccines more readily available and improving immunisation coverage.

  1. Women in labour need to be able to reach health facilities promptly, and child vaccinations need to be available when they get there.
  2. To get vaccinations to health facilities there needs to be an efficient transport system to deliver them.
  3. There are a number of challenges to TMS that need to be addressed and recommendations to be considered.


Download the pdf (205kb)

Tags: Nigeria, Training, Sub-Saharan Africa, Maternal health, Emergency transport, Community participation, Motorcycle ambulance service, Emergency Transport Scheme, Emergency Transport System, PRRINN-MNCH, Transport management system,