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Our Impact

We have been solving the problem of getting health care to communities in Africa for three decades, working to strengthen countries’ healthcare systems by providing reliable and cost effective transport for health workers.

We are proud to say that the work we do has a huge impact, significantly reducing disease growth, curbing sudden outbreaks of disease, reduce maternal and infant mortality and helping countries target their specific health issues as well as combating global health goals.

Community health worker serving their community, Riders For Health, The Gambia.

Your support funds  vehicles, training, equipment and tools and more.

We currently support programmes in four African countries and believe that every country in Africa could and should have such a system.

How you can help

What your money can do

Every penny you raise helps to deliver healthcare to hard-to-reach communities in Africa, making sure health workers have reliable vehicles to get them to get them to the people who need them wherever they are.

Courier bag

£/$120

Safely carries blood and other samples to enable rapid diagnosis and vaccines to prevent the spread of dangerous diseases.

Protective clothing

£/$300

One set of protective clothing including jacket, helmet, boots, gloves and hi-vis vest to keep a health worker safe on their motorbike.

Rider training

$/£1000

Full rider training, maintenance of the vehicle and training to handle vaccines or samples.

A motorcycle for life

$/£5000

Agricultural motorcycle suited to terrain (200cc 4 stroke plus) with running costs for its lifetime.

All-terrain ambulance

$/£12,000

Specialist vehicle for transporting pregnant women to hospital over rough terrain.

Film: Riders for Health The Gambia

Two Wheels for life supports this programme and others like it that ensure health workers have fuelled, well maintained motorcycles and other vehicles that can get to the remote areas and get healthcare to those who need it most.

Therese Drammeh, country director for Riders for Health, The Gambia tells us how in Gambia women in labour were regularly taken to hospital in wheelbarrows or donkey cart and how her programme is working to ensure this is a thing of the past.

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2021 End of Year Report

While COVID-19 still made fundraising difficult we managed to help the five Riders for Health programmes in Africa we support, deliver vital care to their communities.

Read the full report

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Stories

Case studies and stories to show what we do, who we are, and how the work we support makes a difference.

Why motorcycles?

People often ask us why we support programmes that use motorcycles. Find out why they are uniquely suited to the job.