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Malawi- Bicycle Ambulances

$115.00

Bicycle Ambulances are the most effective way to transport patients to hospital clinics in Malawi. Dirt roads leading towards the remote villages are often unreliable, and the cost of maintenance can be unfeasible for the low budgets in the hospitals, making motorized ambulances not always the first choice in Malawi. On the contrary, a bicycle ambulance provides timely and effective care in emergency situations. They cost much less to maintain, and are easier to maneuver through the village roads.

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Bicycle Ambulances

Bicycle Ambulances are the most effective way to transport patients to hospital clinics in Malawi. Dirt roads leading towards the remote villages are often unreliable, and the cost of maintenance can be unfeasible for the low budgets in the hospitals, making motorized ambulances not always the first choice in Malawi. On the contrary, a bicycle ambulance provides timely and effective care in emergency situations. They cost much less to maintain, and are easier to maneuver through the village roads.

EIC’s Maternal Health project in Malawi plans to provide 26 bicycle ambulances to the several clinics we are working with. Expectant mothers are more likely to give birth in their own homes due to the distance between their villages and proper birthing clinics. Our bicycle ambulances will quickly transport these mothers to a clinic where they can be treated properly under sterile and sanitary conditions. Bicycle ambulances give women in remote villages access to trained midwives and nurses who can assist with the birthing process. Hundreds of lives can be saved through the introduction of more bicycle ambulances!

The cost for one ambulance is $730 CAD. However, with our 7-1 matching donor, your donation of $115 CAD will provide one perfectly tailored bicycle ambulance to a village in need.

These effective means of emergency transportation have altered the lives of entire villages before, and we are aiming to do it again. Help us transform the communities and save lives in Malawi and provide them the means they need to reach their hospitals.