Africa records a high rate of mortality especially in the hinterlands because health professionals are unable to get to extreme cases of health crisis on time. This negates the efforts made to ensure that personnel and medicines are being provided for primary health care. Health professionals are unable to save because they most times do not have reliable transport to provide health services. Without reliable transport all the money that is invested in medicines, bed-nets, and trained health professionals will be wasted because they will fail to get to where they are needed on time.
The Ride to Save Initiative is targeted at ensuring that health professionals especially in the hinterlands are able to attend to the teeming health needs of the various populations as quickly as possible with the most basic means of transport – bicycles. This initiative will see us empowering doctors, nurses and midwives with bicycles so that they can save lives by getting to cases on time.