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Riders for Health, have launched their largest ever online auction of motorcycling memorabilia, to help raise funds for their life-saving work in Africa. The 21 items, which range from boots to …

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Riders for Health co-founder and MotoGP legend, Randy Mamola, has launched a brand new appeal, which will enable your donations to travel twice as far. Over the next three months, every UK donation …

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MotoGP stars raise nearly £200,000 at Day of Champions!

29 August, 2014

MotoGP stars and fans came together at Silverstone yesterday to raise £193,802 to support the life-saving work of Riders for Health.  More than 3,500 fans flocked to the Silverstone … read more

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MotoGP™ riders and fans raise £79,570 at Day of Champions auction

29 August, 2014

The stars of MotoGP™ came together with the fans of the sport to raise an incredible £79, 570 (€100,210) in just five hours at the famous Day of Champions auction. In total 104 lots … read more

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British Superbike stars win Question of Bikes

29 August, 2014

One of the most popular things at Day of Champions is always the Question of Bikes quiz show. Presenting the quiz this year was broadcaster, Matt Roberts, and taking part were teams from the MotoGP … read more

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Riders Blog

Our blog is a space for debate and discussion around development issues. Riders for Health staff share our expertise on strengthening health systems and the critical link that this plays in saving lives in Africa.

Preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV

08 September, 2014

A mother’s instinct is to protect her child from harm. But across the world, and without even knowing it, mothers are passing on life threatening diseases to their children before they are even born.

In 2011, around 330,000 children across Sub-Saharan Africa became infected with HIV – almost all of these children contracted the disease through mother-to-child transmission.

Many … read more

I am able to reach more communities because of my motorcycle

01 September, 2014

This week is World Water Week – a chance for people all around the world to take action and raise awareness to improve the management of global water resources. Currently, more than one in six people worldwide don’t have access to improved water sources.

Riders for Health is mobilising outreach health workers like Desterio Mutinye, who works as a water and sanitation manager for … read more

Political unrest in Lesotho

30 August, 2014

On Saturday 30th August international news agencies reported on their web-sites and elsewhere that there was serious political unrest in Lesotho. The army (Lesotho Defence Force) was said to have surrounded the seat of government, State House, in the capital, Maseru, and to have ‘taken over’ police headquarters.

Telephone communications with Lesotho are currently difficult and the … read more

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