No Transport, No Primary Health Care! Monitoring and improving the use of health service vehicles

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Health Systems Trust
In the Mount Frere Health District, the District Management Team (DMT) has made considerable improvements in the control and monitoring of vehicles. However, despite this, there is a common cry from programme managers, clinic supervisors, doctors and administrative staff that there is a shortage of transport for them to carry out their functions adequately. Because transport is so critical to so many functions, it is not surprising that there is a relative lack of transport, compared to needs. It is therefore important that districts make sure that they use their limited transport resources efficiently and effectively.