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Riders for Health is taking part in an exciting fundraising campaign with the Skoll Foundation and Crowdrise, which will make your donations travel even further.  Donate to Riders for Health …

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Riders for Health and MotoGP™ are offering fans the ultimate Valencia MotoGP experience, with paddock entry, grid passes and even an invitation to the end of season party all up for grabs. You …

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Riders for Health – Strengthening public health and preventing the outbreak of disease

17 October, 2014

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 … read more

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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 … read more

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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 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.

'Without Sherrif, I and my second child would not be alive'

30 October, 2014

When the rains come, the path to Kanikunda is a sea of mud. There are no paved roads for miles and the best way to reach this remote Gambian village is by motorbike.

So when Majai Ceesay started experiencing problems in labour, help arrived on two wheels.

Majai had already given birth to seven children, but with twins Abubacarr and Muhamad she experienced life-threatening problems. Abubacarr … read more

Kicking polio out of Kenya

24 October, 2014

Polio is a highly infectious childhood disease that can lead to irreversible paralysis in a matter of hours. It cannot but treated, but a simple vaccination means that it can be prevented – with case load falling by 99% over the last 20 years. But as long as a single child remains infected, children in all countries are at risk.

This is the story of Joel Otieno, a community health … read more

Transport, a crucial link in the containment of Ebola

24 October, 2014

In The Gambia, Riders for Health are managing 374 vehicles for the ministry of health, including motorcycles, and four-wheeled ambulances and trekking vehicles. Since the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa this summer, we have been working with the Ministry of Health to make sure transport is at the heart of the effort to stop Ebola arriving here. 

Whatever the disease, transport is a crucial … read more

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