PT Astra donates Motorcycles to Health for All

PT. Astra International Ltd, a leading trading company in Indonesia, has provided three motorcycles to Health for All (YKS) for use by healthcare workers in the Flores Timor area. Safety equipment such as jackets and helmets have also been included.

This donation builds on the SATU Indonesia award presented to Health for All (YKS) in 2010 in recognition of the work being done in providing healthcare delivery in the rural area of Flores Timor.

Eman (HfA Assistant Coordinator) and Mans (HfA Field Coordinator) with the new motorcycles and equipment.
Eman (HfA Assistant Coordinator) and Mans (HfA Field Coordinator) with the new motorcycles and equipment

“We are very grateful for this significant support. This latest assistance recognises the appreciation that the management of Astra International has for the innovative approach being taken by Health for All and the continual innovation required of young people in general for the development of the nation.” explained Willy Balawala on behalf of Health for All during the acceptance ceremony.

Willy Balawala went on to express his hope for further cooperation and shared progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals for public health in Indonesia and the East Flores region in particular.

Mansetus (HfA Field Coordinator) added that as Health for All has been in operation for over a decade the original fleet of motorcycles is now due for renewal. Health for All is open for cooperation with other organisations to help address this issue.

The motorcycles will be deployed as part of the Health for all (YKS) Zero breakdown motorcycle service which extends the reach and effectiveness of government healthcare workers.

Flores Indonesia 1st March 2013

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