Bike Ambulance Project Launched in Namibia
Design For Development announces the launch of a bicycle ambulance initiative in Namibia. Together with project partners, the Bicycling Empowerment Network Namibia (BENN), Design For Development will enable the manufacture and delivery of more than 60 bike ambulances to communities in Namibia over the next 12 months.
The bike-pulled stretcher was designed and prototyped by both project partners to offer faster, safer and more comfortable patient transport than is currently available. The ambulance is designed to use readily-available materials. Local trade people are taught to manufacture the bike ambulance, and community-based training is provided for the management and maintenance of the ambulances. Design For Development's goal is not only to improve health transportation, but to increase skills and opportunities for members of the communities that they work with.
To view images of the Namibia bicycle ambulance project, click here.
For more information visit the Design For Development website.
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