A Healthier Ride with Tricycle Drivers

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USAID’s Health Promotion and Communication Project (HealthPRO) assisted the local Philippine government in crafting a program for drivers of tricycles, a motorcycle with a sidecar (passenger-cabin), a popular public transportation vehicle, to deliver basic health messages to community members. The drivers received training from USAID and the Provincial Health Office and were provided with health promotion materials. 

In 2010 alone, they were able to disseminate health information on family planning and maternal and child health to more than 100,000 passengers, referred more than 1,000 women to health facilities, and brought hundreds of patients to the provincial hospital. Supported and recognized by the local government, the Drivers for Health are carrying out their duties as advocates for health, encouraging and providing inspiration to other drivers, and building trust and recognition in communities.

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