The Gambia

Health

The smallest country within mainland Africa, The Gambia is long and narrow, and traversed by the Gambia River. The challenges include widespread malnutrition and disease that include TB, leprosy and malaria. Many people live in poverty, including over 70% in rural areas.

Riders work here with the Ministry of Health means that now each of The Gambia’s public health centres has an ambulance or trekking vehicle and we support outreach healthcare across The Gambia with our nationwide fleet of motorcycles.

Ambulances are used for emergency referrals while trekking vehicles support the delivery of staff to outreach clinics and regional activities like immunisation campaigns.

Our infrastructure enables the delivery of key health interventions to any location in the country, no matter how remote.

There’s a big decline in malaria in the Gambia thanks to effective drugs and interventions that can now be delivered to communities because of our transport.

Che Jallow, Programme Director, Riders for Health, The Gambia

 

Riders The Gambia - In operation since 1999

5 workshops

We have built maintenance units & fuel stations throughout the country in Kanifing, Mansakonko, Bansang and Kerewan

Healthworker on motorcycle - Basse The Gambia

409 vehicles

We run 272 motorcycles, 69 ambulances and 68 other vehicles.

Staff - the Gambia

258 staff

Our staff includes leadership, admin, drivers, supply-chain management and technicians.

70 trained

Riders and drivers trained ride and maintain vehicles each year. *2018 figures

Motorcycle fleet The Gambia

Riders for Health, The Gambia

Head Office,
Kanifing Estate,
Serrekunda,
The Gambia

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