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CANCELED Global Health Lecture Series featuring Lakshmi Karan, Ph.D. with Riders for Health

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Location: ACB 110

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) invites you to attend an ongoing lecture series on issues impacting global health. Invited guest speakers will share their personal stories and experiences. Everyone is invited to attend. Free lunch will be provided to the first 50 attendees (Lubbock campus only!)

Riders for Health

  • Speaker: Lakshmi Karan, Ph.D.
  • Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
  • Time: 12:00 noon CT
  • Location: ACB 110

Founded by Andrea, a former professional motorcycle racer, and Barry Coleman, a journalist, Riders for Health is an award-winning, non-profit organization instrumental in delivering health care to rural and remote communities in sub-Saharan Africa. For over 20 years, Riders for Health has managed over 1,400 vehicles used in the delivery of health services. The organization’s goal is to mobilize health workers on well-managed motorcycles, ambulances, and other four-wheeled vehicles, addressing the issue of inaccessible health care and allowing health workers to increase their productivity and coverage. Riders trains health workers to ride and conduct routine maintenance on motorcycles, allowing them to reach six times more people and provide essential health education, disease surveillance, immunizations, maternal and child health services, and HIV counseling. Riders also trains local technicians to maintain and repair the vehicles, keeping their own inventory of spare parts, essential when a simple fan belt can mean the difference between life and death.

During this presentation, you’ll learn how Riders for Health is working to reach everyone, everywhere and how this innovative organization is creating, showing , and sharing the solution for achieving truly equitable health care.

This presentation will be linked to Amarillo (room 4714), Odessa (room 2C13), and El Paso (room AEC 235 -- 11:00 am MT).

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