Robert Omulala, a peasant farmer from Kituba Village is on the mend thanks to the Village Ambulance! After feeling ill for several days, one day he collapsed while working in his field. Just days beforehand, Robert visited the small clinic in his village and they assumed his symptoms indicated Malaria. Robert recalls, “I was trying to swallow the Malaria tablets and still felt so hot. My eyes and legs were swollen and I felt pain in my legs. One day, I just collapsed!”
His family found him unconscious in the field and quickly contacted the Village Health Team (VHT) to fetch the motorbike and Village Ambulance. When they arrived to pick him up, he didn’t even know what was happening. Because he was completely unconscious, he wouldn’t have been able to sit on the back of a bicycle or boda-boda, so it was nice that the Village Ambulance allowed him to lie down. They rushed him to the Health Center where he tested positive for Typhoid fever and the doctors immediately started him on treatment.
Hours later, he woke up in the Health Center unsure of how he’d arrived since it was six miles away from his home and he’d been unconscious the entire time! His family relayed the story and Robert recalls, “When I finally came back to mind (woke up), I realized that a motorcycle ambulance had just saved my life. I was so appreciative. I know it can save even more lives!”