Riders for Health’s response to the threat of Covid-19 in Africa

Threats posed by disease are not news to people across Africa. African nations fight a constant battle against dangerous contagious and infectious diseases from Lassa fever and TB to the Ebola virus.

Medicines, tests and facilities are rarely accessible to the most isolated communities as appropriate transport is overlooked. But they are not forgotten by Riders for Health who are dedicated to giving access to health care for the most vulnerable – using reliable, appropriate transport.

Riders for Health sample courier Anthony collecting samples at the rural Tubman Health Clinic, Grand Bassa, Liberia

Riders for Health’s CEO, Kayode Ajayi, fears the worst for communities that are ill prepared and ill equipped for this current virus, as it brings new challenges. Unless the information and materials they need can get to them we will be witnessing a devastating picture.

“We know that the only way the resources needed can reach many communities is by using motorcycles.”

Kayode Ajayi, Riders for Health’s CEO

Steven, a sample courier in Grand Bassa, Liberia.

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