The programmes we support are run by Riders for Health (Riders). Their unique system provides reliable transport to doctors, nurses and other health professionals so that care can reach communities, no matter how poor or remote.
With transport, medical professionals can reach people whenever and wherever they are needed with care, supplies and education. Women in dangerous labour in remote villages can be cared for, the sick get to medical facilities in time and critical tests for conditions such as HIV, AIDS and TB arrive at labs for diagnosis so patients can be put on treatment in good time.
Riders are experts in selecting appropriate vehicles, training health workers to ride safely and efficiently, and setting up countrywide networks to support the vehicles meaning they are fuelled and
Run entirely by nationals in the countries where they work Riders now operate in Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria and The Gambia. Their programmes provide valuable employment opportunities and actively encourage the recruitment of female staff in all roles and at all levels across the organisation.
Find out more about Riders for Health at Riders.org