People & Culture

Designed in Canada, deployed in Mozambique

How a Mozambican expat in Saskatchewan designed a motorcycle ambulance to help improve maternal health in his homeland
  • May 15, 2019
  • 79 words
  • 1 minutes
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It was designed and tested in Saskatoon, but now a motorcycle ambulance is helping communities in Mozambique ensure that pregnant women can get to the medical care they and their newborns need. Part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world, a partnership between the International Development Research Centre and Canadian Geographic.

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