PONT

Motorbike Ambulances for Mums in Mbale (Uganda)

PONT's motorbike ambulances save the lives of mothers who would otherwise struggle to get to the nearest health centre or hospital, and children who are very sick with malaria or other diseases. Now more than ever we need to raise funds to pay for fuel and repairs to keep them on the road!

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1166910)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£12,000

Amount raised

£12,450

Donations

54

Championed by The Reed Foundation

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

Uganda

Situation

The terrain around the villages of Mbale region in Uganda is rocky and mountainous. Women used to struggle to get to the nearest health centre when they were in labour, or to the hospital when there were complications. The only options were to walk, be carried on a stretcher or if they could afford it ride on the back of a 'boda boda' motorbike taxi. Too many women died in labour. With Uganda currently in lockdown, the situation is even more critical as boda bodas are not permitted to operate.

Solution

PONT's 33 motorbike ambulances are specially designed to be suited to the terrain. Our drivers are trained in first aid, and they are linked to a network of 1,200 volunteer community healthworkers trained by us to be a point of contact in their village and decide whether to call the local motorbike ambulance driver and where best to refer patients. The bikes save lives.