Community health workers can have ten villages to look after at a time, and with villages spaced miles apart that adds up to a lot of walking.
We believe that the time and energy taken travelling by foot is better spent working with people in communities.
So why motorcycles? Well, donkeys and bicycles are cheap, but they don’t offer the speed or comfort that a motorcycle can. And cars are comfortable and fast but they are expensive to buy and run. Even 4x4s don’t cope well with much of the terrain that many health workers across Africa need to cover.