What We’re Watching: CNN’s Inside Africa Features Foundation’s Pony Delivery Program in Lesotho This Weekend
February 4, 2011
This weekend, CNN International makes the trek to the mountains of Lesotho, following Foundation pony courier Potso Seoete
as he delivers critical HIV drugs and test results on horseback to remote health clinics – located more than 10,000 feet above sea level.
A CNN camera crew films Potso Seoete and his horse.
The weekly feature program Inside Africa
will highlight the Horse-Riding for Health program
– developed by the Foundation in Lesotho
to address that country’s unique challenges of access to HIV services – this weekend and next week.
The segment will air in Europe and Africa at the following times (all in GMT):
Saturday: 12:00 PM, 5:30 PM
Sunday: 12:30 AM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM
CNN International reporter Robyn Curnow interviews Lesotho Country Director Dr. Leo Buhendwa about the innovative program, which has proved to be a lifeline to communities in the country’s mountainous district of Mokhotlong.
The segment also features a hard-working Basotho nurse, and a mother and daughter living with HIV – all of whom depend on Potso’s regular deliveries to their isolated health center.
You can read CNN’s article about the program
, and also watch the full segment
on CNN International’s site or below.
Robert Yule is the Foundation's Senior Media Relations Manager in Washington, D.C.