Meet Wilson Banda
Wilson is a Community Health Worker in Malawi, Africa.
He has been doing this for 10 years and is unpaid. He is not a doctor or a nurse but he has some health training from our local partner, YONECO. Wilson is delivering health care to rural Malawians; he travels village-to-village screening for tuberculosis, monitoring people with malaria, advocating healthy living, and caring for people with HIV/AIDS.
His job requires him to travel great distances to connect communities to Health Care. Health Centres are on average 15km away and when you have to walk it can be a matter of life or death. Wilson used to walk on average 4 hours a day but with a bicycle he is able to reach more patients and save time for his family and farming.