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EMS Public Service Announcement - Mwanza, Tanzania

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Public service announcement made for a community-based emergency medical system in Mwanza, Tanzania, led by the Tanzania Rural Health Movement and in partnership with Trek Medics International. This new system, launched in December 2015, provides emergency medical response to the Pamba and Igogo administrative areas, and is staffed by a range of responders trained by TRHM and Trek Medics, including the Mwanza Fire and Police Departments and Boda Boda (moto-taxi) drivers with a call center staffed at the Bugando Medical Center. To learn more about this program, funded in part by Google.org, please visit: trekmedics.org/programs/tanzania/ and tanzaniaruralhealth.org/ Filmed by: Marko Hingi, Scott Cambell and Benjamin Gilmour Edited by: Benjamin Gilmour Translation from Swahili: "Mwanza is a busy city. Emergencies such as sudden collapse, motor vehicle accidents and complicated childbirth can happen at any time. To save lives, the TRHM and Mwanza Fire have created a first responder system of boda boda riders trained in emergency care. If you live in Pamba or Igogo, and you have a life-threatening emergency, Call 0282 502 222 and we will send help to your location. This service is free to residents of Pamba and Igogo, and we hope to expand to rest of Mwanza in the near future. Remember, don't abuse the system. Only call in emergencies. Lives depend on it. Dial 0282 502 222"