Esperança has been selected as a recipient of 2016 Ride for World Health, a 3300 miles cycling journey from Huntington Beach, CA to Washington, D.C.
The mission of Ride for World Health is to create a more functional, effective, resourceful health system in low and middle income countries through training of community health workers in the recognition and protocol driven treatment of time sensitive conditions, leading to increased access to care during times of calm, filling the gap in acute care services in times of disaster or war, alleviating the burden on primary care physicians, maximizing efficient use of specialists and decreasing dependence on foreign aid.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Ride for World Health,” said James Hoyt, CEO of Esperanca. “Our missions align nicely and with the ride coming through Phoenix, it’s a perfect opportunity for us to educate Arizonans on the work we do locally and internationally.”
The Ride for World Health will begin February 2016 and arrive in Phoenix on March 31-April 2. Approximately 10 riders will take part and they hope to raise at least $5,000 which will be donated to Esperança’s House of Waiting, in Haquira, Peru. The facility has been providing women in the latter stages of pregnancy with a safe place to come for the last 17 years, but the home is in desperate need of remodeling.
To read more about our remodeling efforts at the House of Waiting, click here.
Ride for World Health is a 501(c)-3 not-for-profit organization founded in 2006 by medical students at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and based on the principles of Education, Advocacy, and Fundraising. The Ride itself is an annual full-support pedal-powered journey bringing global and local health issues to classrooms and lecture halls in small towns and big cities across America. Along the way, riders also raise funds for a select beneficiary who represents our ideals and implements programs globally that address the very issues we lecture about. For more information or to support the riders, visit: www.r4wh.org.