UN Sustainable Development Goals

Riders' solution to healthcare deliver is part of the solution to the worldwide problem of people dying in huge numbers due to entirely preventable problems.

Riders’ primary focus is on healthcare delivery. A lack of reliable transport for health workers is one of the major barriers to improving global health.

People worldwide are still dying in huge numbers due to entirely preventable problems. More than 400,000 people die every year from malaria. And more than 2.5 million children die within the first month of life every year. These problems are being stopped in their tracks in the countries where Riders work.

World Health Organization

Riders contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

3 – Riders’ primary focus is on giving access to healthcare for remote communities. A lack of reliable transport for professional health workers is one of the major barriers to improving global health.

5 – Riders strive for gender parity with women employed at all levels within the organisation, from leading our organisation as country directors to less ‘traditional’ roles including workshop technicians.

6 – Outreach health workers mobilised by riders ensure safe, clean drinking water is available to remote communities and schools within the countries it operates.

8 – Riders is an African led organisation and employs nationals of the country it operates it.

11 – By showing the benefits of what a well managed fleet of vehicles can achieve and training drivers and riders in maintenance and road safety, Riders contributes to road safety.

17 – Riders partner with government ministries, local and international organisations and is a member of Catalyst2030; a group of social entrepreneurs  who promote partnerships to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.The frailty of the health system throughout Africa is in large part attributable to the lack of reliable appropriate and predictable transport. Throughout the continent, it’s common to see sick people and even women in labour using donkey carts, wheelbarrows or even by carrying family members for many miles on their backs so they can reach a medical centre or hospital.

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