Helping Transaid increase bicycle ambulance fleet in Zambia
29th October 2017
We've pledged support to international development organization Transaid, and sponsored a bicycle ambulance for a new project in Zambia.
At the recent SHD Logistics Awards, we made a donation to Transaid’s new access to healthcare project which, along with others made on the night, will see the purchase of as many as 12 new bicycle ambulances for the project.
Transaid’s key aim is to transform lives through safe available and sustainable transport throughout the developing world: including improving occupational safety for those working in materials handling and logistics; providing individuals with valuable skills and training; and ensuring communities have access to vital healthcare.
The project will use bicycle ambulances to tackle severe cases of malaria for young children; ensuring they receive a vital new medicine, which will delay the onset of severe malarial symptoms, giving them enough time to reach a health facility and receive life-saving healthcare.
Transaid’s Corporate Partnerships Officer, Jade Ashby said: “The whole Transaid team are thrilled. Thanks to the unbelievable support of Mentor and others, we will be able to almost double our existing fleet of bicycle ambulances at our new project in Zambia.”
For more information on Transaid, visit www.transaid.org