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Riders for Wellbeing International

Riders for Wellbeing International

Their identity

Reliable transport is essential at every level of the health care system. Riders provide comprehensive management and planned preventative maintenance for motorcycles and four-wheeled vehicles used within health systems in sub-Saharan African countries. Riders’ ability to maintain vehicles gives them consistent and equitable access to communities, many of which are not otherwise reached by the health care system.

Their objectives

  • The preservation and protection of the health of the public by the provision of training in basic healthcare
  • Maintaining motor bikes and motor vehicles so that health treatment can be provided to persons in otherwise inaccessible areas.
  • The improvement of the capacity and efficiency of health care delivery platforms in Africa.
  • The provision of training for health workers to ride/drive, courier services for samples and other health products.

Before Riders for Health Liberia, only 25% of samples in Liberia reached a laboratory within 24 hours. Today, that number has increased to about 90%.