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The Work we Support

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.

Riders for Health, The Gambia, Team

The team at Riders for Health The Gambia

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.

They say silence is golden. But if you live in a remote community in Africa, the most golden of sounds is the health worker’s motorcycle arriving in your village.

Mphatso Kachule, Country Director, Riders for Health, Malawi

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, Liberia, Kenya, Zimbabwe 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

Film: Riders for Health, The Gambia

Film showing the impact of the Riders for Health programme in The Gambia whose work we support.

More about the work we support

Keeping mothers safe against the odds

You are about to read a shocking statistic. In some parts of Africa it is estimated that one in 12 – that’s one in twelve – pregnant women die while attempting to give birth. And many babies die, either at birth or shortly afterwards