The  ‘last mile’ of health care delivery.

HQ Location: United Kingdom.

As in many other impoverished regions, the majority of the population of sub-Saharan Africa lives in rural areas where the best roads are little more than dirt tracks. Without reliable transport, the millions invested in health materials and training will be wasted. Identifying this crucial gap, husband-and-wife team Barry and Andrea Coleman established Riders For Health in 1996. The organization manages over 1,400 motorcycles, ambulances and other four-wheel vehicles used in the delivery of health care in eight countries across Africa, including local training and preventive vehicle maintenance. Charging partners a fee to ensure the sustainability and scalability of the model, Riders For Health has already improved access to health care for over 12 million people.

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