Description of Innovation

Providers are often unable to safely and reliably reach remote areas or transport lab samples and medicines because of  poorly maintained roads and challenging terrain  

Riders for Health developed an end-to-end transportation solution for ministries of health and other health-focused organizations, which can include the following components: accurate budgeting and planning, appropriate vehicle selection, driver and rider training, route planning, preventive maintenance, fuel management, and monitoring and evaluation for a set cost-per-kilometer. These systems can use already existing fleets of vehicles, or the vehicles can be leased out as a complete service, including drivers, where Riders retains ownership of the asset.

Fleets managed by Riders have a 300% longer lifespan and outreach health workers are able to reach 6 times as many people and go 4 times further when using Riders-managed motorcycles. Riders currently employs 422 people and manages 1,400 vehicles.