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Ebola is one of the biggest public health emergencies – not just in West Africa but in the world. The outbreak is a failure of public health. Over 20 years, Riders for Health have shown that …

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Riders and Ross hit the Road

30 September, 2014

Actor and comedian Ross Noble has kicked off off his extensive Tangentleman Tour next week and Riders for Health will be benefitting each and every night. Riders are Ross’ favoured charity and …

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Andrea Coleman joins Women of the Year judging panel

29 September, 2014

Leading social entrepreneur and co-founder of Riders for Health, Andrea Coleman, has been named as one of the 10 judges for the 2014 Women of the Year Awards. Andrea – who won the Barclays … read more

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Riders for Health ‘deeply disappointed’ in Select Committee Report

23 September, 2014

Riders for Health CEO and Barclays Woman of the Year, Andrea Coleman, has described herself as ‘deeply disappointed’ that the UK Parliament International Development Select Committee& … read more

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Historic All Blacks jersey auctioned for Riders

22 September, 2014

An exclusive New Zealand rugby shirt, signed by the undefeated 2013 All Blacks squad, is being auctioned on eBay to help raise money to support the use of reliable motorcycles and ambulances … 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.

All children deserve the chance to have an education

17 October, 2014

As well as working with ministries of health to mobilise health workers, Riders for Health also works with charities and other non-governmental organisations to help them use reliable transport to increase the number of people who can benefit from their work.

Mary’s Meals is a school feeding programme which provides children with a nutritious daily meal everyday in school, to entice … read more

How transport is bridging the health care gap

16 October, 2014

Thousands of individuals and organisations are blogging for Blog Action Day today, to raise awareness of important global issues. This year they’re talking about inequality, about the things that make them angry and the changes they want to see to make a more equal world. 

For us it is the fact that rural communities across Africa are being left behind and don’t have a … read more

Rural women deserve to give birth free from fear

15 October, 2014

Today is the International Day of Rural Woman, and one of the things that strikes me is the huge disparity in maternal health care available to rural and urban women.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, women living in urban areas are twice as likely to be attended by a skilled health professional during delivery and in Zimbabwe, the maternal mortality rate is twice as high in rural areas. … read more

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