HRH The Princess Royal addressed members of the global health community at a special event hosted by Riders for Health on Thursday 29th November.
The Princess spoke to High Commissioners, non-government organisations, funders, development agencies and members of the press about a vital but neglected aspect of development – the management of vehicles for the delivery of health care in remote areas of Africa.
On a recent visit to Zambia, The Princess Royal, who is patron of Riders for Health, heard from health workers and technicians about how Riders’ programme, in partnership with the Zambian Ministry of Health, is helping to save lives in rural communities.
Riders have trained 76 health workers to ride safely and look after their motorcycles on a daily basis. We have also put in place a fully equipped workshop along with technicians who will carry out regular monthly services to prevent break downs, ensuring a reliable service that is reducing the costs and improving efficiency of health care in Zambia.
The event, titled ‘Championing transport in development: moving global health forward’, aimed to garner support and influence transport budgets.
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