NNUH to take part in ‘Precious Cargo’ World Record Attempt

A ‘precious cargo’ scroll being transported around the world to raise awareness of the plight of maternal and newborn health in developing countries will be stopping off at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) on Thursday 21st November 2013.

The scroll is being sent on a global journey, visiting those involved with midwifery, starting with a tour of UK hospitals and maternity units. The scroll’s journey will raise awareness of the Motorcycle Outreach charity, which aims to introduce effective healthcare delivery in remote areas of developing countries. The scroll will also collect signatures as it travels.
Glynis Moore, NNUH Head of Midwifery said: “It’s great that the Trust is able to be part of this global project and help raise awareness of the Motorcycle Outreach Precious Cargo project and the need for improved healthcare in developing countries.

“It will be fantastic to bring our midwives together to support this wonderful cause and we will make every effort to gain as many signatures as possible whilst it is in our possession.”

Anyone wanting to take part and sign the scroll can come to the East Atrium, level 1 anytime between 9am and 5pm Thursday 21st November 2013.


The ‘Precious Cargo’ project is part of the UN’s Millennium Development Goal aimed at reducing the number of worldwide maternal death rates. The project was launched at Hampton Court Palace, London, on Saturday 28th September 2013. From there, it is touring approximately 40 hospitals across the country until the end of November including the NNUH.

The project has been developed in partnership with StudentMidwives.Net, the Nationwide Association of Bloodbikes, together with RCM student and practicing midwives and other healthcare workers around the country.

Motorcycle Outreach works with Health Ministries and local projects in developing countries to provide properly managed and maintained motorcycles for use by healthcare workers. This enables mobile teams to provide health care to people living in remote villages where road access is poor. The purpose of the Precious Cargo project is to raise funds to enable Motorcycle Outreach to be able to continue to support its existing project and expand its operations to other parts of the world.

As a boost to the project, Guinness World Records has created a new category for “Most Signatures on a Scroll” based on the Precious Cargo initiative and the project will be the first to set the world record.

For more information see http://precious-cargo.org/?precious-cargo.org

Wednesday 20th of November 2013 04:00:36 PM