At Merit we have an ongoing relationship with 'Riders for Health' a none-profit organisation formed back in 1986, Riders for Health (Riders) makes efficient, consistent health care delivery possible in some of the world's most remote areas by providing reliable, cost-effective transportation solutions for health workers reaching out to rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
In November one of our Directors Chris Berriman joined the Riders for Health team and other like minded people for a ride through Zambia to see for themselves the impact and the help that the Riders charity provides for the people of Africa.
They discovered that the service is crucial to the work of any health related organisation that serves rural villages. Without running vehicles to cover the long distances, health care, drugs and health education and could not be reached by the most isolated and vulnerable.
'Most of these disadvantaged children live off unbelievably bad roads. Riders enables us to get to these communities.'
Chris has since returned to Zambia in April to again join the Riders for Health team and see for himself the work they do.