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The Red Nose African Convoy

Six celebrities, travelling in pairs, lead a Comic Relief convoy through east Africa to deliver crucial supplies that will help projects supported by Comic Relief.


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-CAR HORN SOUNDS

-You've done...

-Doing that?

-No!

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-No-one does that.

-No, I'm doing it.

-HORN HONKS

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For Comic Relief this year,

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six celebrities are well and truly in the driving seat.

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Oh, my God.

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They're guiding a convoy of trucks 7,000km from Nairobi in Kenya

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to eastern Uganda.

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-Now, have we done the right? No.

-Babe, we've just started driving.

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Their road -

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the Northern Corridor,

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the busiest trade route in East Africa...

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Everything seems to have fallen apart

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sooner than even I thought it would.

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..and one of the most dangerous highways in the world.

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-No, no, no!

-Whoa!

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# Shut up and drive

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# Shut up and drive... #

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Yes!

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That is what I'm talking about.

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The team are delivering vital supplies

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to Comic Relief-funded projects.

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It's not heavy.

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God, the lives of unborn children are relying on MY biceps.

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Life-saving maternity equipment...

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It's literally going to save women's lives, babies' lives.

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..bicycles...

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Start on this foot.

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There we go, there we go.

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And a huge delivery of mosquito nets to an entire community.

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'To actually place the nets into the hands of the people

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'that need them most...'

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-Thank you.

-Take care.

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..it's huge for me.

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Getting gloves on, man.

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It's about to get real.

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It's the road trip of a lifetime.

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I feel like a flower.

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They'll see first-hand how local project workers...

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Wow!

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..are using the money you donate...

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-BICYCLE BELL RINGS

-Beatrice, you can slow down now.

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Slow down, Beatrice!

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..to change lives.

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Next time I'm whingeing because my skinny latte isn't warm enough,

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I think a little voice will go, "Shut up, you snivelling idiot."

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It's bright and early,

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and the team are assembling in central Nairobi.

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-Hello. Can I have a cup of tea?

-Yeah.

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On tea duty, comedians Hugh Dennis and David Baddiel.

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Any sweeteners?

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Joining them, documentary maker Reggie Yates...

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-How you doing?

-Yeah, great.

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..comedy actress Katy Brand...

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Oh, wow, thanks very much.

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..comedian Russell Kane and actress and writer Michaela Coel.

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-Thank you.

-So, we're driving to Uganda, aren't we?

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I haven't driven in, like, six years or something.

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-You haven't driven in six years?

-I'm just a cyclist, mate.

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You're just talking to a cyclist!

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-It's got a red nose on.

-What's that?

-Oh, my God, it does.

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The lorry's got a red nose on.

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-That's one of our lorries.

-That's part of our convoy.

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The team will be navigating the route and leading the convoy.

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But before they set off,

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security chief Bob Nyanja must brief them on the challenges of the road.

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Hello.

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-Good morning.

-Morning.

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Morning, famous citizens of the United Kingdom.

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Welcome to Nairobi.

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In the next six days,

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you're going to be driving about 700km.

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A couple of years back, an online publication rated this road

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as the fifth most dangerous road to drive on in the world.

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The Northern Corridor. Everything is on that road.

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Buses, trucks, lorries, trailers, zebras, antelopes.

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Jesus Christ.

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Last year alone we had more than 3,000 fatalities on this road.

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So, I'm very serious, you need to be careful.

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Our first stop is going to be a place called Kibera.

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-OK.

-So, what are you waiting for? Let's go!

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Let's move!

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The teams will take it in turns to head up the convoy.

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I forgot my cossie!

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First up, good friends Michaela and Reggie.

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-Just checking that our walkie-talkie is working.

-It's important.

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Where's the walkie?

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Where is the walkie? Interesting start.

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Roger, Michaela.

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This is who I am.

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Roger, if you can hear us, if you're not currently rogering,

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-can you respond?

-Can Roger confirm that he's working?

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-Roger, can you roger?

-Roger, can you just roger us?

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Over the next six days,

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the team will make deliveries along East Africa's major trade route,

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the Northern Corridor.

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Through the Western Highlands, and over the border into Uganda...

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..700km to their final destination of Nagongera.

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But first, they must tackle the Kenyan capital...

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HORNS HONK

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..in rush-hour.

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There's a big sign that says exit.

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I know, yeah. What I propose is that we take a right here.

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-Thank you, thanks for that.

-We took a right...

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Have we done the right? No.

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Babe, we've just started driving.

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Yeah, but we had to do a left, right out of here.

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-I don't know what I'm doing.

-Just go straight.

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I can't go straight. That's no entry.

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-Oh, go right, then.

-Go right?

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-I don't know.

-No, I'm going left.

-'It's no entry?'

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Yes, I'm going left.

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We're going left, just because...

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Just because...I don't know why.

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-HUGH:

-Where's the lead car?

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Er... Yeah, no idea where we are.

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-RUSSELL:

-Still trying to work out what the lead car is.

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Oh, no, I think we're behind it. Yes! Over.

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-KATY:

-I'm now behind Michaela and Reggie.

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We are directly behind Reggie and Michaela, over.

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Hiya!

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The Comic Relief truck is now behind us.

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The first delivery is 8km south-west of the centre,

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from modern Nairobi's wealthy heartland

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into one of its poorest divisions, Kibera.

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This land was once forest,

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but over the last century

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it's grown into the largest urban slum in Africa.

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That is Kibera, I assume.

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Yeah.

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Over 250,000 people live here, in the most basic of homes,

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with no running water or decent sanitation,

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and with no access to public health care.

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This is the most full-on place I've ever been in my entire life.

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I've never seen anything like this.

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Nothing.

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There's the health centre.

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-Where?

-There.

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There. There, there.

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-There?

-There.

-Stop saying "there".

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There's a man in a white coat.

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A doctor. That's a doctor, definitely a doctor.

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Yeah, let's park over here.

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Kibera Amref Medical Centre serves 70,000 people.

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It's an essential lifeline for the community.

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Hello. I'm Hugh.

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-What's your name?

-Walter.

-Walter and...?

-Virginia.

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Today, Comic Relief is delivering equipment for the maternity unit,

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including a much-needed ultrasound machine.

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Delivery beds,

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examination couch.

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Beds, examination couch.

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Ow!

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-Right on me foot.

-Doctor!

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Right on me big toe.

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-We've got to lift that?

-Yes, that's the ultrasound machine.

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-What is it?

-The ultrasound machine.

-That's the ultrasound machine?

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OK, all right.

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Let me get in this bit, at least.

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Ohh. Oh, my God.

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That's not heavy.

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God, the lives of unborn children are relying on MY biceps.

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Hello, Violet. Nice to meet you, my name's Michaela.

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Let me walk you to the maternity.

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Michaela is shadowing midwife Violet Bosibori.

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-Delivery room.

-Yeah, delivery room.

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Like many of the staff here,

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Violet has received training through Comic Relief funding.

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Tell me, what am I going to be doing today?

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Today, we have one mother in labour.

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We have one mother in labour?

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-What is her name?

-Shamira.

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Shamira? And what stage is she at right now?

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-She's still in the first stage.

-OK.

-She was about six centimetres.

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I've never seen...

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anybody have a baby.

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-Oh.

-So, what can I expect?

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Expect the mother to be very uncomfortable, screaming, maybe.

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-Blood may splash on you.

-Mm-hm. I'm ready.

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Getting gloves on, man.

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It's about to get real.

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I'm overcompensating. I'm hyperventilating inside.

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OK, cool.

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-How many KG is that?

-I think that is 77.

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Katy is in the antenatal department, with senior midwife Virginia Njeri.

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This is called a foetoscope.

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-A foetoscope?

-A foetoscope.

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So, Hilda is about 38 weeks?

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-Yes.

-It could be any time, really.

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Uh-huh. Now, it is here.

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Can I hear it? OK.

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You feel something saying "tsh-tsh-tsh-tsh".

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-You tell me?

-Yes?

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Yes, a little baby.

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I wish you could listen -

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but we're not made that way!

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When you feel all of that, you reassure this mother.

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-All is well.

-I remember, as soon as they heard the heartbeat,

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I felt better.

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It's very instructive to see how Virginia works.

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Obviously she's just highly experienced

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and highly skilled as a midwife.

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She knows exactly what she's doing, without any of the equipment.

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But, as anyone who has been pregnant knows,

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all you want is to look after the baby that's inside you

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and make sure it's OK.

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You know, the kind of equipment that we take for granted in the UK

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allows you to do all that.

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So, I just feel enormously...

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pleased that we get to bring them an ultrasound machine.

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I think it's all set up and ready to go, the ultrasound machine.

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-My God, it's here!

-I know.

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It's good. My goodness.

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So, this is how I have been taught, this is the patient information.

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Virginia's first patient is already on her way.

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Are you feeling very tired?

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No, no.

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No, I'm a bit better.

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Rose is 27 weeks pregnant with her second child.

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-Hello. Hi.

-How are you? I am good.

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-Come in.

-For the first time.

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-It's exciting.

-Yes.

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-Can you see this?

-Yes.

-That is the heart of the baby.

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-OK.

-That's the first thing we need to check on the ultrasound.

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Is it strange to see the baby inside you, Rose?

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Yes.

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There is the heartbeat, there.

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I've been talking to Virginia all day

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about the arrival of this ultrasound machine.

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She's been so looking forward to it being here.

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The conditions that a pregnant woman can have,

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even as skilled and experienced as Virginia is,

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she can't diagnose it without a machine like this.

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It's just a massive moment for this clinic.

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It is literally going to save women's lives, babies' lives.

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It's like a whole new era for the clinic, really.

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Good. The baby is a girl.

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Hey, wow.

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-Amazing.

-So, you have a boy and a girl.

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-Yes.

-And is the baby healthy, as you can see?

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Yes, the baby is healthy.

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That's the best thing.

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-I feel better.

-You feel better?

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-Yeah.

-Is it, like, a relief?

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-Yes, I feel relieved.

-Good.

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Virginia, can I give you a hug?

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-Thank you.

-Thank you.

-You've been so welcoming.

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It's been so lovely to meet you.

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-I'm really glad you got your machine.

-Welcome.

-Thank you.

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The baby is just here.

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In terms of medicine for pain relief,

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what do you guys have?

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-We have nothing.

-You have nothing?

-Yes.

-OK.

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So there's nothing to ease the pain?

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OK.

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I know it's painful, you can do it.

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You are strong, OK?

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You are strong.

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Breathe, breathe.

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SHE MOANS

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Slowly, slowly, slowly.

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Wow, that's a baby! Wow!

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Oh, my God.

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Congratulations.

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That was good.

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Well done.

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It's a boy? It's a girl!

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It's a girl. It is a girl.

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-Congratulations.

-Girls are the best.

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Wow!

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3.35.

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3.35.

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They're working with limited equipment, really.

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It's amazing.

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I know this is, like, the bit where, like...

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someone's saying, please give money.

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I have been at home, many times, especially my teenage years,

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I've watched these things and I haven't got it.

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But I really get it.

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It literally doesn't take much, you know.

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If you give a tiny bit, if everybody gives a tiny bit, it's, like, loads.

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I can't find a reason

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not to just pick up the damn phone and give a LITTLE bit of money.

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There's no reason.

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Yeah.

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Wow.

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If you want to help Virginia, Violet and the amazing team at Kibera,

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please text.

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I can't believe that just happened!

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Wow.

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-Thank you.

-You're welcome.

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Yeah. Congratulations.

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OK.

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Amazing.

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After yesterday's successful delivery to the Kibera clinic,

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the team have two more drops to make.

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CAR HORN SOUNDS

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-You've done...

-Doing that?

-No!

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-No-one does that.

-No, I'm doing it.

-HORN HONKS

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But with 600km until the next one...

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-Come on, gang. Let's go.

-Come on.

-Let's get some aggression.

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..they've got some serious hours to put in on the road.

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-Well done. It seemed to work, that technique.

-It worked.

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Hi, this is Hugh in the lead vehicle.

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-The lead vehicle?

-Yeah.

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We're just checking that the convoy's still intact.

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Hello, Hugh. This is Katy. We are directly behind you.

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Katy's directly behind us.

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-That's good.

-You could probably have told me that

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by just looking in the mirror.

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And I think Reggie and Michaela are directly behind us.

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Is that right, guys?

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MUSIC: Koffi Anan by Yemi Alade

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Reggie and Michaela might be behind them, but they've gone.

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They've adopted radio silence for a bit.

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The team are guiding the trucks out of Nairobi

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along the Northern Corridor...

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also known as the Devil's Highway.

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From Nairobi, today's route is 260km.

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11 hours of slow-moving traffic,

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through the Great Rift Valley,

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to their overnight stop of Kericho in the Western Highlands.

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Just outside Nairobi,

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the road drops into one of the most important places on earth

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for us humans.

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So this is the Rift Valley, I guess?

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-I think it must be.

-It's amazing.

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Do they call this the cradle of humanity?

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Have I got that right, or have I made that up?

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Don't know. I'd have to ask Google, but I ain't got Wi-Fi.

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-I think Africa is the cradle of humanity.

-No, it is. It is.

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This is sort of where all human ancestors began.

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-What did you just say?

-What do you mean, sort of?

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-We're just pulling over.

-What kind of talk is that, sort of?

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You don't see David Attenborough

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-saying...

-No, he doesn't ever say that...

-.."sort of gorillas".

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Stretching for over 6,000km, from Jordan to Mozambique,

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the Great Rift Valley was once home to our earliest ancestors

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more than four million years ago.

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So what does modern man do when visiting such a place?

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Where's it come from, sheep?

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-Sheep.

-Oh, that fits.

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I think he's got a tremendous deal, with not really haggling at all.

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No, you'd never pay £20 for a hat, would you?

0:18:370:18:39

-Not even in Camden.

-In Camden Market you wouldn't pay £20.

0:18:390:18:42

Also, you would never wear this hat apart from now.

0:18:420:18:45

Are you seriously telling me to go on there?

0:18:450:18:47

Make sure you're on the vertical struts underneath, can you see?

0:18:470:18:51

I'm taking panoramic now.

0:18:510:18:53

Oh, that this too, too solid flesh would melt,

0:18:530:18:55

thaw, and resolve itself into a dew.

0:18:550:18:58

Are you quoting Shakespeare?

0:18:580:18:59

It's cos it's like a Shakespearean stage.

0:18:590:19:02

Or that the Everlasting

0:19:020:19:03

had not turned its canon 'gainst self-slaughter.

0:19:030:19:06

Uh-oh.

0:19:060:19:07

-I think we win the hat game.

-Yeah, we do win the hat game.

0:19:150:19:18

It's already noon,

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and with only a quarter of today's distance completed,

0:19:230:19:25

they're settling in for a long journey.

0:19:250:19:28

-I think I might ask you...

-Yeah.

-..to take my pouch off.

0:19:280:19:31

-What, while we're driving?

-Yeah.

0:19:310:19:32

Can you do that? Cos I can't do it.

0:19:320:19:34

I'm not sure I want to go there, Dave.

0:19:340:19:36

Have a go.

0:19:360:19:37

You don't know where the clip is. And neither do I.

0:19:390:19:41

Just tell me where the clip is.

0:19:410:19:43

-How do I know?

-I'm just....

0:19:430:19:45

What are you doing now? Now you're touching my genitals.

0:19:450:19:48

Don't touch my genitals.

0:19:480:19:49

Your genitals aren't there!

0:19:490:19:51

Oh, hello.

0:19:510:19:52

That's tickling!

0:19:540:19:55

Really, I think this is not safe.

0:19:570:19:58

Oh, hang on, there it is. There we go, look, this is it.

0:19:580:20:02

That's definitely already more comfortable.

0:20:020:20:04

Today's route takes the convoy

0:20:050:20:07

through some of Kenya's worst traffic black spots.

0:20:070:20:10

Wheyy, watch out.

0:20:100:20:12

-Whoa!

-BLEEP

0:20:130:20:16

Every day an estimated 20,000 vehicles

0:20:180:20:20

make their way along the Northern Corridor,

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and businesses have built up around it -

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including the sex-work industry,

0:20:250:20:28

which has brought with it high rates of HIV infection.

0:20:280:20:31

Reggie's breaking away from the convoy to visit Salgaa,

0:20:320:20:35

a place that has grown from trucker stop to Wild West frontier town...

0:20:350:20:39

..thought to be home to 1,500 sex workers.

0:20:400:20:43

-Hello.

-Hello.

0:20:460:20:47

In one of the town's brothels,

0:20:470:20:49

he's meeting community health worker Zachary.

0:20:490:20:52

-Good to see you, man. Reggie.

-Thank you, I'm Zachary.

0:20:520:20:54

-Pleasure to meet you.

-Welcome.

-These are the rooms that are used,

0:20:540:20:57

-I take it?

-These are rooms. These are lodges.

0:20:570:21:00

For now it's closed,

0:21:000:21:01

but from around 6pm you will see more trucks coming in.

0:21:010:21:04

Zachary's taking Reggie to meet a sex worker

0:21:060:21:08

who faces the threat of contracting HIV every day.

0:21:080:21:11

How old were you when you started?

0:21:130:21:15

I started sex work when I was 24 years old and I'm now 30.

0:21:150:21:20

The reason why I joined sex work is because I had no food

0:21:200:21:23

to put for my children on the table.

0:21:230:21:24

I'm not proud of it.

0:21:260:21:28

Are you working here this evening?

0:21:280:21:29

Yeah. I work day and night.

0:21:290:21:31

-So, how much would you earn in one night?

-£5.

-Five English pounds?

0:21:310:21:34

Yeah. There are so many things you have to do without money.

0:21:340:21:38

You have to feed your children, pay school fees, pay rent.

0:21:380:21:42

Is your injury related to what you do?

0:21:420:21:45

-Yeah.

-What happened?

0:21:450:21:47

The client didn't want to use a condom,

0:21:470:21:49

so I ended up fighting with him.

0:21:490:21:51

Just because he didn't want to use a condom with me.

0:21:510:21:54

I ended up breaking my arm.

0:21:540:21:56

I'd prefer going back home without money

0:21:570:21:59

than having sex with a client without a condom.

0:21:590:22:03

I'm not HIV-positive.

0:22:030:22:05

Do you think that you'll stop any time soon?

0:22:050:22:07

If I get an alternative source of income, then I will,

0:22:070:22:10

because I really don't like this job.

0:22:100:22:13

I do it just because of my children.

0:22:130:22:15

It doesn't take you long to realise that this motorway

0:22:190:22:23

is actually carrying the virus from one place to another,

0:22:230:22:26

and this stop-off spot of Salgaa is multiplying it,

0:22:260:22:31

in scary and dangerous ways,

0:22:310:22:33

with massive collateral damage to families,

0:22:330:22:36

to people and to women.

0:22:360:22:38

Whether it makes you uncomfortable or not,

0:22:390:22:41

what she's doing is for her children.

0:22:410:22:43

The conditions that she's putting herself in

0:22:450:22:48

are not what I would wish for my worst enemy.

0:22:480:22:50

As Reggie pushes to catch up with the trucks,

0:22:560:22:59

not everything is going smoothly for one of the convoy vehicles.

0:22:590:23:03

-You see that's our truck?

-Yeah. OK.

0:23:040:23:06

They're heading the wrong way down a one-way street.

0:23:060:23:09

There's a policeman.

0:23:090:23:11

-What does that mean?

-I don't know. Have we been stopped by the police?

0:23:120:23:15

I don't know.

0:23:150:23:17

-Where's our what?

-Driving licence?

0:23:180:23:20

I'm very sorry.

0:23:230:23:25

-OK.

-Yeah.

0:23:270:23:29

-Yes, it is.

-It is good to talk.

-Thank you very much indeed.

0:23:340:23:37

-You are very kind.

-Thank you, sir.

-Thank you, sir.

0:23:370:23:40

Come on, my friend. Come on.

0:23:500:23:52

Come on, come on.

0:23:520:23:53

OK, I think... I have now tested the acceleration and found it wanting.

0:23:530:23:59

Katy? This is Hugh.

0:24:010:24:03

David wants to know if you need the lavatory.

0:24:030:24:05

Thank you, David, you're a gentleman.

0:24:070:24:10

My bladder is doing all right, thank you.

0:24:100:24:12

-I'm on about 60%.

-That's excellent news, thank you.

0:24:120:24:15

After 12 hours, they finally make it to Kericho.

0:24:200:24:23

-Thanks very much.

-Welcome.

0:24:270:24:29

Hello. Hi, there.

0:24:320:24:34

I'd like to trade in my chips for the roulette table, please.

0:24:340:24:37

-Sorry?

-Nothing, it's just a Vegas joke.

0:24:370:24:40

Having had very few places to stop on the road,

0:24:400:24:43

there's just one thing on their minds.

0:24:430:24:45

Problem is, the toilet doesn't flush, and...

0:24:450:24:48

Things being as they are, that would be a problem.

0:24:480:24:51

I don't want to go into detail, but...

0:24:510:24:53

I just cried with happiness at this sight.

0:24:530:24:56

That is a flushing toilet and a bath

0:24:560:24:58

where I can get my head under the tap.

0:24:580:24:59

It's amazing how quickly you miss home.

0:24:590:25:02

All right, see you later, guys.

0:25:030:25:05

You'd better not come in,

0:25:050:25:06

because we've got, like, roast swan and stuff like that

0:25:060:25:08

and it looks bad.

0:25:080:25:10

-I'm driving, yeah?

-You're driving. Come on.

-All right.

0:25:300:25:33

Come on, stop stalling now.

0:25:330:25:35

OK.

0:25:350:25:36

Sorry, sorry, sorry.

0:25:450:25:47

-Funny, is it?

-Sorry.

-My pants are ruined.

0:25:500:25:53

On these cars, the indicator is on the right.

0:25:530:25:56

And none of us are used to it.

0:25:560:25:58

I just put my windscreen wiper on.

0:25:580:25:59

Every time we want to turn, if it's stressful,

0:25:590:26:02

we turn the windscreen wipers on!

0:26:020:26:04

-How was yesterday?

-In Salgaa?

0:26:090:26:11

A strange little place to go to, you know?

0:26:110:26:13

It was a lot bigger than I thought it would be.

0:26:130:26:16

It's like a secret that the whole town knows, no-one talks about it...

0:26:160:26:19

Pretty much.

0:26:190:26:20

So is it therefore something that they feel is shameful?

0:26:200:26:23

-Yeah. So, the sex workers are sort of looked down upon...

-Right.

0:26:230:26:26

..by the rest of the people in the town.

0:26:260:26:28

Problems Reggie witnessed in Salgaa

0:26:300:26:32

have created a health issue in this province.

0:26:320:26:35

Almost one in five people here are living with HIV.

0:26:350:26:38

Russell and Katy are leaving the convoy to visit a project

0:26:410:26:44

where many of the workers are living with HIV themselves.

0:26:440:26:46

The place we're going today, the mothers2mothers project,

0:26:480:26:51

is the one I've been looking forward to the most, actually.

0:26:510:26:54

Because it's women who have taken the initiative to get together

0:26:550:27:00

and help other women when they're diagnosed.

0:27:000:27:03

The mothers2mothers project

0:27:040:27:06

works in collaboration with the District Hospital.

0:27:060:27:09

Their workers are known as mentor mothers.

0:27:090:27:12

Beatrice Misoga is the mentor-mother team leader.

0:27:120:27:15

-Beatrice?

-Yes, Beatrice.

0:27:160:27:18

-Katy.

-Welcome.

-Thank you, thank you.

0:27:180:27:21

-This is Russell.

-Hi.

-Hi.

-I'm Russell, nice to meet you.

0:27:210:27:24

I've heard so much about you. I'm a little bit starstruck.

0:27:240:27:26

It's good to hear that.

0:27:260:27:28

Mothers2mothers supports women living with HIV,

0:27:290:27:33

providing them with access to education and drugs

0:27:330:27:35

to help prevent their children becoming infected too.

0:27:350:27:38

Katy, meet Kwinta.

0:27:390:27:41

-Hello, Kwinta.

-Hello.

-So nice to meet you.

0:27:410:27:43

-Nice to meet you, too.

-And who are you?

0:27:430:27:46

-Hillary.

-Hillary?

0:27:460:27:48

Kwinta was diagnosed at the clinic last year,

0:27:480:27:52

and Beatrice was there to support her.

0:27:520:27:53

Do you remember how you felt when you got your own diagnosis?

0:27:550:27:59

-I'm happy.

-So you're happy now?

-I feel happy.

0:28:360:28:39

I think what's clear is that when you're feeling on your own

0:28:400:28:43

and you're frightened, and not only frightened for yourself

0:28:430:28:46

but frightened because you've got a tiny helpless baby to look after,

0:28:460:28:51

there is always someone here that you can come to who won't judge you,

0:28:510:28:55

who will just help you.

0:28:550:28:57

The project's main aim is to stop the transmission of HIV

0:28:590:29:02

from mothers to their babies.

0:29:020:29:04

That's amazing.

0:29:140:29:16

Do you know,

0:29:230:29:25

I think you'd be surprised that so many people in the UK,

0:29:250:29:27

where we're from, didn't even know that was possible.

0:29:270:29:30

-It is.

-We think if a mother is HIV-positive, then the child 100%...

0:29:300:29:33

-It is possible.

-I did not know that. I'm ashamed to admit my ignorance.

0:29:330:29:36

It is possible.

0:29:360:29:37

It's amazing, it's like a miracle or something.

0:29:370:29:41

When a baby is born to a mother living with HIV,

0:29:410:29:44

the child is given medication for the first six weeks,

0:29:440:29:47

but won't receive the all-clear for a year and a half.

0:29:470:29:49

Russell is going to meet Mary Christine, a schoolteacher

0:29:530:29:56

whose son Richard is about to have the crucial 18-month HIV test.

0:29:560:30:00

(It's this one, guys.)

0:30:020:30:04

Ah, hello, young man.

0:30:040:30:06

Are you going to close the door in my face?

0:30:060:30:08

That's what my daughter does to me. Well, that's the homesickness cured.

0:30:080:30:11

-Come in, come in, come in.

-Mary Christine, nice to meet you.

0:30:110:30:14

-How are you?

-Hello, I'm Russell, Russell Kane.

-Good afternoon.

0:30:140:30:16

Hello, I'm Russell. Nice to meet you.

0:30:160:30:18

HE CHUCKLES

0:30:180:30:19

Right, come on, let's have a chat.

0:30:210:30:23

Am I OK to sit here?

0:30:230:30:25

-Yeah.

-Wonderful.

0:30:250:30:27

Just so people know how it works, the baby is born,

0:30:270:30:31

and at six weeks is the first test.

0:30:310:30:34

-Yeah, yeah, yeah.

-Then at six months, is that right?

0:30:340:30:37

-Yeah.

-And then, hopefully, they do the second test of the baby,

0:30:370:30:40

hopefully still negative HIV status, and the final test is at 18 months,

0:30:400:30:46

the final treatment and test,

0:30:460:30:48

-we find out once and for all...

-Yeah.

0:30:480:30:50

..if Richard has escaped this HIV.

0:30:500:30:53

-Yeah.

-And that's what you find out today.

0:30:530:30:56

-Yeah.

-We're here for that day.

0:30:560:30:58

-Yeah.

-How are you feeling?

0:30:580:31:00

I'm OK, I'm fine.

0:31:000:31:02

And I'm happy to meet you.

0:31:020:31:03

You're more empowered than me, I'm the nervous one!

0:31:030:31:06

Right.

0:31:060:31:08

Which way is it, is it this way?

0:31:100:31:12

-No, let's follow this way.

-I don't have a sense of direction!

0:31:120:31:16

-I'm emotionally literate, but I can't find my way around.

-OK.

0:31:160:31:19

It's a nightmare.

0:31:190:31:20

This is now the last test we are taking,

0:31:220:31:25

and it is now going to give us the status of the baby.

0:31:250:31:29

BABY CRIES

0:31:320:31:33

Aww, it's all done.

0:31:410:31:42

Naughty nurse, isn't she?

0:31:430:31:45

If it appears with two lines, it appears it is positive, yeah?

0:31:450:31:48

If it appears with one line, it appears that...

0:31:480:31:52

-It's negative.

-Yeah.

-How long does it normally take?

0:31:520:31:56

After ten to 15 minutes.

0:31:560:31:58

Right, crikey. Just got...

0:31:580:32:00

..a bizarre urge to fling it, fling it out of the window.

0:32:010:32:05

I sort of can't handle even knowing.

0:32:050:32:07

There's one bar there. Come on, just call it.

0:32:080:32:10

There's one bar. I can see one bar.

0:32:120:32:15

-Three minutes to go.

-(Oh, God.)

0:32:150:32:18

OK, you can now read the results.

0:32:240:32:26

It is negative!

0:32:260:32:28

It is negative.

0:32:280:32:29

Congratulations, and this is a good job.

0:32:290:32:34

-Keep it up.

-Congratulations. I'm so happy for you, I can't tell you.

0:32:340:32:38

-My heart was beating out my chest.

-Congratulations.

0:32:380:32:40

-Thank you to you, too.

-Congratulations to you, young man.

0:32:400:32:43

My heart was like...

0:32:440:32:46

thudding. Was your heart thudding like that?

0:32:460:32:49

-Yeah.

-It must have been.

0:32:490:32:50

Yeah.

0:32:500:32:52

My God, I'm so happy for you.

0:32:520:32:54

In two years, Comic Relief money has trained 40 mentor mothers

0:32:570:33:01

like Beatrice, and that means that children like Richard

0:33:010:33:04

get the chance to live a life free from HIV.

0:33:040:33:07

Just 20 quid can buy four months of support

0:33:090:33:11

for mums like Mary Christine.

0:33:110:33:13

Just think about that - all the loving care, support, education,

0:33:130:33:17

extending the reach of this amazing place, which has blown my mind.

0:33:170:33:20

20 quid for four months.

0:33:200:33:22

Please text, pick up your phone.

0:33:220:33:24

It turns out they're not just for selfies of your abdomen

0:33:240:33:26

to put on social media, you can do something amazing,

0:33:260:33:29

you could text 20 quid right now and donate. Please.

0:33:290:33:33

You can help mothers and children like Mary Christine and Richard.

0:33:350:33:38

My God! Poor Katy!

0:34:110:34:13

THEY LAUGH

0:34:130:34:15

Today, the convoy is negotiating 170km

0:34:150:34:19

through some of the most fertile farmlands of Kenya.

0:34:190:34:22

MUSIC: Doo-Wop (That Thing) by Lauryn Hill

0:34:220:34:25

The target is to get from Kisumu to the Ugandan border,

0:34:280:34:32

one of the busiest stretches of road in the whole of East Africa,

0:34:320:34:36

and then onto the town of Tororo by nightfall.

0:34:360:34:39

-We're heading for the equator now.

-Are we?

-Yeah. Very near it.

0:34:430:34:46

That's quite exciting. Have you crossed the equator before,

0:34:460:34:48

-been on the equator?

-Yeah. You don't know it's the equator, by the way,

0:34:480:34:51

except there's probably a big sign saying, "This is the equator."

0:34:510:34:54

We're going to pull into the left any second now, guys.

0:34:560:34:59

Roger, thank you.

0:34:590:35:00

So what I want to do is, I want to stand in the North

0:35:060:35:09

and wee into the South.

0:35:090:35:11

I want to urinate so that my body is in the northern hemisphere,

0:35:110:35:15

but my wee lands in a different part of the Earth.

0:35:150:35:17

Why? Men just always have to wee everywhere. It's like...

0:35:170:35:20

What, are you going to try and mark an entire hemisphere

0:35:200:35:22

as your turf by weeing on it?

0:35:220:35:24

And it turns out it's not just Russell

0:35:240:35:27

doing strange things with liquids here.

0:35:270:35:30

This side, north hemisphere, we can see it rotates clockwise.

0:35:300:35:33

No way is this going to work.

0:35:330:35:35

South, it is changed, anticlockwise.

0:35:350:35:37

I want to see this.

0:35:370:35:39

Remember the one about water flowing one way in

0:35:390:35:41

the northern hemisphere...

0:35:410:35:43

-So is this clockwise?

-Clockwise, yeah.

0:35:430:35:46

..and the other way in the South?

0:35:460:35:48

-That's mad!

-The level of magnetic force is completely different,

0:35:500:35:52

we've only trod, like, two metres.

0:35:520:35:54

To be honest, the other slight thing is that we checked where the equator

0:35:540:35:57

is, and it says that it's actually about 170 yards that way!

0:35:570:36:00

Whoa! I am so sorry, I'm so sorry.

0:36:080:36:10

Oh, dear. I hit about 20 of those yesterday.

0:36:100:36:13

-Oh, my God!

-It was just like a bomb.

0:36:230:36:26

-I missed that, what's happened?

-His truck has exploded!

0:36:260:36:29

-Is that your battery?

-Yeah, it has just exploded.

0:36:290:36:31

-Just like a bomb.

-What?!

-Boom!

0:36:310:36:33

After seven hours of progress on the open road...

0:36:350:36:38

Bloody hell, that is so over the top.

0:36:400:36:42

..the queue for the border is something else.

0:36:430:36:46

Are we in the queue?

0:36:480:36:50

Yeah.

0:36:510:36:53

What are you going to do if you have to spend the day in your car?

0:36:530:36:56

Actually just have to buy some Crunchies.

0:36:560:36:58

LAUGHTER

0:36:580:37:00

Some Crunchies!

0:37:000:37:01

Finally, they make it past the mayhem to reach the checkpoint.

0:37:010:37:05

Hey, Hugh, David, Reggie and Michaela, we have rejoined,

0:37:060:37:09

so the convoy is rejoined.

0:37:090:37:11

-Oh, man, that was stressful, wasn't it?

-Yeah.

0:37:110:37:15

# Uganda, Uganda, here we come! #

0:37:150:37:18

-Let's go.

-Let's go.

0:37:190:37:21

-How are you?

-Fine, thank you.

0:37:210:37:23

-Good.

-He's quite serious, so this is not the banter window.

0:37:230:37:27

Do I smile or neutral face?

0:37:280:37:30

-Smile.

-Cool.

0:37:300:37:31

This is my Ugandan smile.

0:37:310:37:33

I feel like we've just been driving, which is, you know, it's a convoy,

0:37:480:37:51

-that's the point, but I'm almost like...

-"We"?

0:37:510:37:54

"We've" just been driving?

0:37:540:37:55

-You know, we've just been...

-Who's this "We"?

0:37:550:37:57

OK, we've just been in a car, OK?

0:37:570:37:59

Yeah, that's better.

0:37:590:38:01

Tomorrow it's a short drive to do something that we came here to do...

0:38:010:38:04

-Exactly.

-..which is deliver bikes, which is going to be amazing.

0:38:040:38:07

Yeah, really amazing.

0:38:070:38:08

And the truck is right in my rear-view, which is great.

0:38:080:38:11

With trucks in tow, ten hours after they left,

0:38:110:38:14

the convoy finally arrives in Tororo.

0:38:140:38:17

You all right, you hanging in there, Hugh?

0:38:180:38:21

Yeah, I'm fine. We're here.

0:38:210:38:24

-We made it.

-Wherever "here" is, we're here.

0:38:240:38:26

11 hours. I'm knackered. Are you knackered?

0:38:260:38:29

-Hi!

-Hello!

0:38:290:38:31

I'm just not used to getting up at five. The driving is insane.

0:38:320:38:36

Trying to follow the trucks, the crazy roads,

0:38:360:38:39

and then you stop...

0:38:390:38:40

..and you have this ludicrously intense emotional experience.

0:38:410:38:45

I'm usually quite calm when I'm driving.

0:38:460:38:50

Even if something...

0:38:500:38:52

frightening is happening, I have a kind of... I'm a silent screamer,

0:38:520:38:56

and I've never driven anywhere that, like,

0:38:560:38:59

literally four-year-old children kind of wander about

0:38:590:39:02

and weave between the traffic.

0:39:020:39:04

In short...

0:39:040:39:06

probably in the top five most intense experiences of my life.

0:39:060:39:11

MUSIC: Crawl by Gabriel Garzon-Montano

0:39:220:39:25

THEY SING ALONG

0:39:360:39:38

Today, 500km after the last delivery,

0:39:390:39:43

they're about to make their second drop - the bikes.

0:39:430:39:45

We're not just visiting something

0:39:450:39:47

going, "Oh, look how wonderful Comic Relief is."

0:39:470:39:49

We're actually delivering supplies like we did in Kibera,

0:39:490:39:52

-which is really satisfying.

-Yeah.

0:39:520:39:54

This is Tororo District.

0:39:540:39:56

Rural farming country.

0:39:560:39:58

Off the main road, villages are spread out,

0:39:590:40:02

joined together by rough dirt pathways.

0:40:020:40:04

Here, bikes are invaluable -

0:40:040:40:06

but they're in short supply.

0:40:060:40:09

-How are you on a bike?

-I'm brilliant on a bike.

0:40:090:40:11

-I'm a cyclist, mate.

-Oh, yeah, so you ride around London?

0:40:110:40:14

-You are dealing with a real G. I'm a pro.

-Really?

-I AM a cyclist.

0:40:140:40:18

The bikes are being delivered to a Comic Relief funded organisation,

0:40:190:40:23

Kadama Widows Association.

0:40:230:40:25

Look, look, they're dancing to welcome us.

0:40:250:40:28

And they've arranged a traditional local greeting.

0:40:280:40:31

THEY SING AND DRUM

0:40:320:40:35

They love you! They love you, Russell!

0:40:370:40:39

The bikes are going to volunteer community workers

0:40:430:40:46

trained with the help of Comic Relief money.

0:40:460:40:48

They look after more than 10,000 families in the area.

0:40:480:40:52

Careful, Lucy.

0:40:520:40:53

If you touch me, you'll reignite me, baby girl!

0:40:530:40:55

Executive director Lucy Athieno is in charge.

0:40:550:40:58

Thank you very much for coming.

0:40:580:40:59

-You are very welcome.

-Thanks for inviting us.

0:40:590:41:01

The people are right there. They are very excited,

0:41:010:41:03

-waiting for the bicycles.

-Hello! Hi!

0:41:030:41:06

-So these are the guys that are going to get the bicycles?

-Yes.

0:41:060:41:09

-Fantastic.

-Hello!

0:41:090:41:10

THEY ULULATE

0:41:100:41:13

We have bikes.

0:41:150:41:16

Amazing.

0:41:250:41:26

-Tabatha.

-Tabatha!

0:41:260:41:27

From delivery vehicles to taxis, and even as ambulances,

0:41:350:41:39

these bikes are far more than just a way of getting around.

0:41:390:41:42

Volunteer community worker Beatrice looks after 64 families,

0:41:430:41:48

some of them as far as 25km from her home.

0:41:480:41:51

-Lovely to meet you.

-Who do you tend to work with?

0:41:510:41:54

If you don't mind, is it possible to

0:42:040:42:05

maybe spend the rest of the day with you?

0:42:050:42:07

-Would that be all right?

-Yes, it's OK.

-You got a bike, right?

0:42:070:42:10

-Yes.

-Yeah, OK, so maybe we'll ride with you a little bit. Who knows?

0:42:100:42:13

-Are you good? Are you a good rider?

-Yes. You cannot beat me!

-OK!

0:42:130:42:17

I'll show you.

0:42:170:42:19

# Bicycle, bicycle, bicycle... #

0:42:190:42:23

Leaving Russell in charge...

0:42:230:42:25

That's what I'm talking about.

0:42:250:42:26

-See you at eight.

-HE ULULATES

0:42:260:42:29

..Reggie and Michaela head off to see the difference

0:42:290:42:31

a bike will make to Beatrice's life.

0:42:310:42:33

-# I want to ride my bicycle... #

-Start on this foot.

0:42:330:42:37

-Start with this foot.

-Oh, this one?

-Yeah.

0:42:370:42:39

-Go. There we go. There we go.

-Whoo!

0:42:390:42:41

-Yay!

-Oh, God, I've got to catch up.

0:42:410:42:44

-Come on!

-Come on, Beatrice. Let's do it.

0:42:440:42:47

# I want to ride my bicycle... #

0:42:470:42:52

Until now, Beatrice made this four-hour journey

0:42:520:42:56

every other day by foot.

0:42:560:42:57

-Beatrice, you can slow down now.

-BELL RINGS

0:42:570:43:00

Slow down, Beatrice!

0:43:000:43:01

For the last three years,

0:43:020:43:04

she's been supporting a family of children living alone

0:43:040:43:06

since the death of their mother.

0:43:060:43:09

Jambo, hello. She's taking care of that one.

0:43:090:43:13

We have Josephine, I have Dominique, then I have Susan.

0:43:130:43:18

Hello, Susan. Susan here is in charge of all of her siblings.

0:43:180:43:21

-She's the eldest.

-Yes.

0:43:210:43:23

Are we actually stood in front of home?

0:43:230:43:25

Is this is where they live?

0:43:250:43:26

-This is where they live.

-Can we see?

-Yes.

0:43:260:43:29

-THEY SPEAK OWN LANGUAGE

-Thank you.

0:43:290:43:31

-Beatrice, is this is where they would sleep?

-Yes.

0:43:350:43:38

-What's that?

-It's a book. It's like maths.

0:43:440:43:48

So Susan ensures that they go to school everyday.

0:43:480:43:50

Yes. They go to school.

0:43:500:43:52

SHE SPEAKS OWN LANGUAGE

0:43:520:43:54

They've got a proper bed, but they're not sleeping on it.

0:44:170:44:19

No, they don't sleep there. For them, they sleep here.

0:44:190:44:22

Right.

0:44:320:44:34

So she's been looking after her siblings for three years alone?

0:44:420:44:44

-Yes.

-And she's 15?

0:44:440:44:47

Mm, she's 15.

0:44:470:44:48

That's a lot for a 15-year-old, isn't it?

0:44:490:44:51

-12-year-old then.

-Yeah... Yeah.

0:44:510:44:53

12, starting then. Wow.

0:44:530:44:55

Susan and Florence have had to learn to grow what they can to survive.

0:45:020:45:05

Is that right?

0:45:080:45:10

No? What's wrong with the way I'm doing it?

0:45:100:45:12

When they need help, Beatrice is there to buy them seeds.

0:45:120:45:15

OK, then a space. OK.

0:45:160:45:19

She's there to watch over them.

0:45:190:45:20

And she's there to give them support and counselling.

0:45:220:45:25

I like this.

0:45:290:45:30

-I think Beatrice is incredible.

-Yeah.

0:45:300:45:32

The time that she takes and invests into this family,

0:45:320:45:35

and she's got three kids of her own, is mad.

0:45:350:45:37

The thing that I think will stay with me from today

0:45:370:45:40

is the fact that if every one of those bicycles

0:45:400:45:42

represents a Beatrice,

0:45:420:45:44

you can only imagine how many people are being helped

0:45:440:45:47

and, believe it or not, it only takes 50 quid

0:45:470:45:49

to train a Beatrice, right?

0:45:490:45:50

So you guys can actually help.

0:45:500:45:53

All that you need to do is get involved

0:45:530:45:55

and give, and there's two lots of money

0:45:550:45:56

-that you can send right now, right?

-Yes, it's ten or 20 quid.

0:45:560:46:00

That's it.

0:46:000:46:01

So all you need to do is use that number on the screen right

0:46:010:46:04

now and it will definitely help.

0:46:040:46:06

-Three of you - that's your mum, your mate, your uncle...

-Yeah.

0:46:060:46:09

..and she's trained. That's another trained Beatrice.

0:46:090:46:12

That's maths.

0:46:120:46:13

LAUGHTER

0:46:170:46:18

High five. Don't be shy.

0:46:180:46:20

She's so chill.

0:46:210:46:22

Beatrice, thank you. Can I have a cuddle?

0:46:230:46:26

-Yeah.

-Can I have a cuddle?

0:46:260:46:27

LAUGHTER

0:46:270:46:29

Wow!

0:46:290:46:31

It is a wonderful day to me.

0:46:310:46:33

-It is a wonderful day for us to have met you.

-Yes.

0:46:340:46:37

-Thank you so much, OK?

-Yes.

0:46:370:46:39

-Bye-bye.

-Bye.

0:46:390:46:41

Go on, Susan.

0:46:410:46:43

-She can do it!

-She's gone.

0:46:440:46:46

Whilst Michaela and Reggie have been delivering the bikes,

0:46:530:46:57

David and Hugh have gone 60km ahead to St Joseph Nagongera Primary,

0:46:570:47:02

the location of tomorrow's final delivery, the mosquito nets.

0:47:020:47:05

ALL CLAP IN TIME

0:47:050:47:06

Oh, wow, look. Oh, my goodness!

0:47:060:47:09

The school is at the heart of a community

0:47:090:47:12

hard hit by Africa's biggest killer - malaria.

0:47:120:47:15

-How long is this going to go on for?

-I don't know!

0:47:170:47:20

-When do we stop? I don't know.

-Thank you very much.

0:47:200:47:23

-Hello.

-Oh, that's how you do it.

0:47:230:47:25

-Are you John?

-I'm John Charles.

0:47:250:47:26

Hello, I'm David. Very nice to meet you.

0:47:260:47:29

-How are you?

-Quite fine.

-Excellent.

0:47:290:47:32

John Charles was born nearby and has been a teacher for 30 years.

0:47:340:47:38

Explain to us some of the problems with running this school.

0:47:400:47:43

What problems do you face?

0:47:430:47:45

The answer is so simple, isn't it?

0:48:000:48:02

Which is to get a net.

0:48:020:48:04

Yeah. In fact, nets are very expensive.

0:48:040:48:08

Are they? How much does a net cost?

0:48:080:48:11

A net should be about 30,000.

0:48:110:48:13

-That's, like,

-7. About 7.

0:48:130:48:15

That's expensive. For here, that's expensive, isn't it?

0:48:150:48:18

Very expensive. Most people are poor.

0:48:180:48:20

-Yes.

-And that's why most people die.

-Yes, of course.

0:48:200:48:24

And that's what tomorrow's delivery should change.

0:48:250:48:28

By giving each of the 1,000 students and their families

0:48:280:48:31

all the nets they need.

0:48:310:48:33

-Quite a lot of tricks coming on there.

-Yeah.

0:48:350:48:39

Hugh! Hugh, knock it!

0:48:390:48:41

-Where are you?!

-Knock it!

0:48:410:48:42

Oh, he's got it again!

0:48:450:48:47

Beautiful, beautiful. He's still got it, he's still got it.

0:48:470:48:51

-Carry on being the dinosaur.

-OK, here we go.

-Dinosaur.

0:48:510:48:53

Argh!

0:48:550:48:56

LAUGHTER

0:48:560:48:58

HE SCREECHES

0:49:140:49:16

The figures around malaria are terrifying.

0:49:200:49:23

The disease kills more than 1,000 people in Africa every day.

0:49:230:49:28

One child dies every two minutes.

0:49:280:49:30

In the garden of his home,

0:49:320:49:34

John Charles shows how malaria has devastated his own family.

0:49:340:49:37

-OK.

-So who is buried here?

0:49:440:49:47

This is my child.

0:49:470:49:51

How old was she?

0:49:510:49:53

-By then, she was two years old.

-OK.

0:49:530:49:57

OK.

0:49:570:49:58

This is my mother's grave.

0:50:000:50:03

-OK.

-Died of malaria.

0:50:030:50:05

This was my child's grave.

0:50:050:50:08

Also died when she was at nursery school.

0:50:080:50:12

This is another child of mine who died.

0:50:120:50:16

-Wow.

-So four children have died of malaria?

0:50:170:50:20

Four children. One, two, three...four.

0:50:200:50:23

-I'm sorry.

-Hmm.

0:50:260:50:28

HE SOBS

0:50:280:50:31

OK.

0:50:370:50:39

It is all as a result of malaria.

0:50:490:50:52

Yeah. That's why we need the nets.

0:50:520:50:55

Yeah.

0:50:550:50:57

Mother, child, child, child,

0:50:590:51:02

another child over there.

0:51:020:51:05

These are the family members that John Charles has lost to malaria.

0:51:050:51:09

With your help, he and everyone else

0:51:090:51:11

who lives in this area might not lose any more, so please give.

0:51:110:51:16

Just £10 will buy four mosquito nets

0:51:220:51:24

which could protect a whole family

0:51:240:51:27

from this terrible disease.

0:51:270:51:29

Please give what you can.

0:51:380:51:40

-Do you want me to drive?

-I'm OK.

0:51:490:51:52

It's our last day. I think it might be the most exciting day yet.

0:51:530:51:58

With just one truck remaining,

0:52:050:52:07

the Red Nose convoy's mission is almost at an end.

0:52:070:52:11

After 700km from Nairobi, through the Great Rift Valley,

0:52:110:52:16

over the Western Highlands

0:52:160:52:18

and across the border,

0:52:180:52:21

they are heading for their final stop of Nagongera in eastern Uganda.

0:52:210:52:25

Only the mosquito nets are left

0:52:260:52:28

and in this part of the world,

0:52:280:52:31

they are essential.

0:52:310:52:32

Right, so I am buzzing today, Katy.

0:52:320:52:35

We are delivering malaria nets.

0:52:350:52:37

I think "buzzing" is the operative word.

0:52:370:52:40

It is. We're going to stop buzzing,

0:52:400:52:42

and it's perhaps the simplest bit of equipment that we've delivered.

0:52:420:52:46

With 8,000 nets on the truck,

0:52:550:52:57

there are enough not only for every child,

0:52:570:53:01

teacher and their families at the school,

0:53:010:53:04

but for thousands more in the community too.

0:53:040:53:06

-Hello. Nice to see you. How are you?

-This is Michaela, this is Reg.

0:53:110:53:14

I've heard a lot about you, John. Pleasure to meet you, sir.

0:53:140:53:17

How are you doing? Very nice to meet you.

0:53:170:53:20

Nice to meet you.

0:53:200:53:22

Stella Bakeera from Malaria Consortium

0:53:220:53:25

is in charge of distribution.

0:53:250:53:27

Now, what's going to happen,

0:53:270:53:29

we are going to ask all the people where they registered

0:53:290:53:32

to go to their particular villages.

0:53:320:53:34

If you came from...

0:53:340:53:36

Each village in the school's catchment area

0:53:360:53:38

has a desk and a register to make sure every family receives

0:53:380:53:41

the correct number of nets.

0:53:410:53:44

This huge consignment will serve 12 different communities.

0:53:440:53:48

Is it really heavy? You look really out of breath.

0:53:530:53:57

Someone help me!

0:53:590:54:02

You'd think they'd be quite light, mosquito nets,

0:54:040:54:07

but not when they come in a thousand per packet.

0:54:070:54:09

Quite sweaty.

0:54:090:54:12

I've decided to help out on the desk

0:54:120:54:14

with the biggest village coming through it

0:54:140:54:16

and at the moment, this queue just doesn't seem to be shrinking.

0:54:160:54:20

It's getting bigger and bigger but I'm kind of glad I'm on this desk

0:54:200:54:22

because if my little counting and hand-out part of this operation

0:54:220:54:27

is actually worth anything,

0:54:270:54:28

I'm proud to be a part of it, to be honest.

0:54:280:54:31

You were first in the queue. Very British.

0:54:310:54:34

Very British!

0:54:340:54:35

Where has everybody else gone?

0:54:380:54:40

With the heavy lifting?

0:54:420:54:44

Since Comic Relief began,

0:54:460:54:48

your money has helped distribute

0:54:480:54:50

more than 4 million nets across Africa.

0:54:500:54:52

Mamma, give me some fist.

0:54:520:54:53

-Yes.

-High five. Let's get you a net.

0:54:530:54:56

It's been my pleasure as area manager to assist you.

0:54:560:55:00

-Can I have a net?

-You can't have a net.

0:55:010:55:03

-Why?

-Because there will be people who want a net

0:55:030:55:05

and they haven't got a net, and you haven't got a ticket.

0:55:050:55:07

-Where is your ticket?

-Here is my ticket.

-That's not a ticket.

0:55:070:55:10

That's a wrapper from a water bottle. That's not a ticket.

0:55:100:55:13

-Go away.

-OK, I promise you, my name's on the list,

0:55:130:55:15

-if you just check it.

-Why is your name on the list?

0:55:150:55:17

You live in Hampstead.

0:55:170:55:19

In my country, in London, now, it's snowing.

0:55:190:55:23

You know snow? Snow.

0:55:230:55:25

There's no malaria in Hampstead.

0:55:250:55:27

There's ponds in Hampstead.

0:55:270:55:29

Ponds, there are - not malarial ponds.

0:55:290:55:31

-Are they not?

-Men swim in the swimming ponds.

0:55:310:55:33

Yeah, that's why they are filthy.

0:55:330:55:35

Don't come back.

0:55:350:55:37

-Off you go.

-It's unbelievable.

0:55:370:55:39

Thank you.

0:55:400:55:42

There's something really special about the simplicity of today,

0:55:470:55:50

to place the nets into the hands of the people that need them most.

0:55:500:55:54

-No problem.

-Thank you.

-Take care.

0:55:540:55:56

It's huge for me.

0:55:560:55:59

-OK, take it. You have it?

-OK.

-All right.

0:55:590:56:01

I think it's incredible that we've just given out mosquito nets

0:56:010:56:05

and I like to think that's like, I don't know,

0:56:050:56:09

some amount of kids passing their exams

0:56:090:56:11

because they didn't get malaria

0:56:110:56:13

and they were able to go to school every day.

0:56:130:56:15

It's just rudimentary for them.

0:56:170:56:19

It's like, great, we've got this now, give it to me,

0:56:190:56:22

now I'll move on and I'll try and save my children.

0:56:220:56:25

Next time I'm whingeing because my skinny latte isn't warm enough,

0:56:260:56:31

I think a little voice will go, "Shut up, you snivelling idiot."

0:56:310:56:34

-Come on, let's have a really embarrassing group hug.

-Yeah!

0:56:360:56:39

There we go.

0:56:390:56:40

-Well done.

-This is too close.

0:56:400:56:42

I don't like it, I don't like it!

0:56:420:56:45

It's been an incredible journey...

0:56:480:56:50

Slowly, slowly...

0:56:500:56:52

..from meeting midwifes delivering babies in Kibera,

0:56:520:56:57

to the mentor mothers giving support to women living with HIV...

0:56:570:57:01

Yes!

0:57:010:57:02

..and to the amazing community workers

0:57:050:57:07

who can now help more people more often.

0:57:070:57:10

-Beatrice, you can slow down now.

-BELL RINGS

0:57:120:57:14

After six days and 700km,

0:57:140:57:17

they've finally completed all the deliveries.

0:57:170:57:20

Ohh!

0:57:200:57:21

Bikes, beds and nets.

0:57:240:57:26

The Red Nose convoy has delivered the lot, and that is thanks to you,

0:57:260:57:30

but Red Nose Day money helps those that need it most

0:57:300:57:33

in countless other ways too, not just here in Africa, also in the UK.

0:57:330:57:37

So if you've got a few quid to spare

0:57:370:57:39

and you want to make the next Red Nose delivery as life-changing

0:57:390:57:42

as this one has been,

0:57:420:57:44

do please donate, and the details on how you can do that are below.

0:57:440:57:49

Thank you.

0:57:490:57:50

One, two, three...

0:57:530:57:56

ALL SIGH

0:57:560:57:59

I feel like a flower.

0:58:110:58:13

It's got multiple purposes.

0:58:130:58:15

You can pretend it's a red nose,

0:58:150:58:17

be like a boxer.

0:58:170:58:19

Michaela Coel, David Baddiel, Russell Kane, Hugh Dennis, Katy Brand and Reggie Yates lead a Comic Relief convoy through east Africa along the northern corridor from Nairobi, Kenya, to Nagongera, Uganda, to deliver crucial supplies that will help projects supported by Comic Relief.