Country of Operation
- Zambikes, supported by Zambikes USANot-for-profit
SummaryThe Zambulance connects rural African villages to critical medical care. It's a trailer that can be easily attached to either a bicycle or motorbike. The innovative design provides the patient with an affordable & comfortable solution for emergency transportation to health centers in rural areas!
According to a recent study, over 60 percent of people in developing countries live more than eight kilometers (five miles) from a healthcare facility and don't own cars or have access to motorized ambulance services. When they require urgent medical attention, they often have to walk, are loaded into an ox cart or wheelbarrow, or have to sit on the rack of a bicycle.
Key program components
The Zambulance units include an ambulance trailer, bicycle, tool kit, and logbook, as well as support for distribution and training. Currently, patients and pregnant mothers are being brought to clinics in ox carts, wheelbarrow, walking, or being carried by loved ones. One of the greatest successes with the Zambulances currently in the field is that pregnant women are now able to give birth in the health centers with skilled medical professionals. .
To date, we have over 1,000 Zambulances distributed throughout Zambia and 105 in Uganda since our expansion into the country in early 2013.