WHAT WE DO
Recognizing that transport - both availability and cost - is a significant limiting factor when trying to access medical services from a rural community, Remote Transport was created to relieve this barrier for women in anticipation of their labour and birth, ensuring healthy mums and babies.
Remote Transport provides no-cost, reliable transportation for women in the Mokhotlong district to and from hospital to ensure safe delivery of babies, prevention of complications, and adequate post-natal care. Pick-up and drop-off locations are designated throughout the district. We can book stops in advance using some creative methods, including phone calls, WhatsApp and texting, and bush notes (a game of Telephone where bus/taxi drivers or travellers relay a message over long distance).
Key Barriers are removed regarding access to quality care during labour and delivery
Women are delivering under the care/direction of skilled health professionals
Women and infants are receiving post-natal care in the crucial first 24 hours after delivery
Woman and infants are receiving at least 2 postnatal visits in the first 6 weeks in addition to care within 24 hours
Remote Transport provides employment opportunities for local community members
We believe that decisions are best made by the people affected by them. Our interventions and services respond to the needs and wishes of community leaders and members and we will evolve as such.
Social Justice & Equality
We believe in the presence of equality and realization of human rights in the everyday lives of people at every level of society across the globe.
We support the basic right of all couples and individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number , spacing, and timing of their children and to have the information and means to do so, and the right to attain the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health.
We recognize the equality and full humanity of both women and men, and strive to deliver services that narrow the existing health and social gaps between the sexes. We want to contribute to making life more fair for women everywhere.