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Health By Motorbike expanding

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MADISON (WKOW) --  A program created by a UW-Madison professor that delivers medical supplies to African villages on motorbikes is expanding its services.

Ara Alonsa, the founder of Health By Motorbike, won the 2013 National Jefferson Award. Since then, the program has grown even more.

Aubrey Winkie, a former intern for Health By Motorbike and a UW-Madison student, says they have installed 64 water tanks in six villages in Africa to provide water throughout the dry season for these families. She says they have also purchased three more emergency transportation motorcycles.

Winkie says Health By Motorbike is now in the process of being replicated next year in South America. She says it's their hope to continue to grow this program sustainably to improve health in small communities across the globe.

This Saturday, the Health by Motorbike Spring Gala will be held in Madison at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. There aren't any more tickets available, but there are still ways to help if you want to.

If you would like to donate to this program, click here. You can find more information about the program at its website.

Winkie joined us on 27 News at 5 on Wednesday.

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