The Havelian Project provides life-saving transport to birth centres and hospitals for labouring or critically ill pregnant women. It spans across 50 villages, and their surrounding areas in Pakistan. Several of these villages are spread across mountains, often with dangerously steep and narrow roads.
For a moment, imagine a loved one in labour, critically ill. Life-saving care, in a birth centre, is unreachable until the break of dawn, sometimes proving too late. Delays in reaching care often results in the tragic and preventable death of a pregnant woman. For women in Havelian, a small town in Pakistan, this is a reality.
Havelian is a small town approximately 10 miles from Abbottabad, the nearest larger city. There is limited public transport, and very few private cars. The main mode of transport is a small fleet of mini-bus taxis which are privately owned and not usually available after dark, so women can be stranded until daylight. Occasionally you will come across a taxi in Havelian, however for most families this is too expensive an option. But there is hope....
Ammalife works with the local mini-bus taxi drivers to provide “life-saving journeys” to the pregnant women in dire need of transport. Ammalife registers the pregnant women, provides health education and then in the event of an emergency will ensure they are safely transported to hospital. The fleet of local mini-bus taxi drivers are then reimbursed for every ‘life-saving journey’ they make. We can offer every pregnant woman in Havelian an emergency, and out of hour’s transportation service to a place where they can receive adequate care. By working with the local community, and utilising the available local resources this emergency service operates in a cost effective, sustainable way, adapted to the local needs.
All this costs just £5-£10 per ‘life-saving journey’
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