Establishing a rural motorcycle ambulance referral service in Zambia

This technical case study outlines the methodology and outcomes from an activity delivered with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)  in Zambia to establish a referral system through the deployment of a rural motorcycle ambulance service (using eRangers).


CHAI, with funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) is implementing a health system strengthening programme to reduce maternal and new-born mortality in 14 districts in Muchinga, Northern and Luapula Provinces, Zambia. The programme aims to strengthen four key health system weaknesses; the skills of providers through training and mentorship; the availability of equipment in facilities; the use of data to improve service delivery and the improvement of the referral system.