Healthcare
With two wheels, health workers are saving lives. They’re working to combat COVID-19, eliminate malaria, teach health and nutrition, and visit more homebound patients.

Mobilizing Frontline Health Workers

The communities World Bicycle Relief serves in rural Africa are extremely vulnerable to the current global health crisis, and are not equipped to cope with the spread of COVID-19. We are responding by ramping up our health programming and increasing bicycle distributions to health partners across our program countries. Frontline health workers mobilized with a bicycle will play a critical role in how these regions prepare, respond, and recover from the impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Caring For Their Community

In developing countries where diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV threaten rural communities, access to healthcare is vital. But long distances and rugged terrain make it difficult for patients to access remote health clinics. Volunteer health workers often walk 10-20 kilometers to provide care for patients in their homes. With a Buffalo Bicycle, workers reach 45% more patients, spending more time addressing their needs and helping to eradicate preventable diseases.

World Bicycle Relief partners with local governments and aid organizations to provide sustainable, last-mile healthcare solutions through our Wheels for Integrated and Sustainable Health (WISH) program.

 

Why Bicycles?
  • More frequent, higher-quality patient care
  • Increased community awareness of illnesses and preventative measures
  • Increased retention of volunteer health workers
  • Increased income for families with bikes
  • Healthier, stronger communities
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