Namibian Bicycle Ambulance
Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) Namibia
Namibian Bicycle Ambulance transports patients to healthcare centers in Namibia.
Manually manufactured on-demand in BEN Namibia’s workshop in Windhoek.
Users can get a bicycle ambulance from one of BEN’s bike shops
Over 100 between 2006-2012.
How many patients can be transported per trip
- Extra-wide tires
- Adjustable stretcher
- Handle for pulling (by bicycle or by hand)
- Sun shade
BEN provides on-site delivery training and ongoing field support to organizations that will use the ambulances.
No third party testing has been conducted.
Users should follow regular traffic rules when cycling through urban areas.
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Forster, G., Simfukwe, V., Barber, C., 2010, Bicycle Ambulances Have Impact, Appropriate Technology, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp. 13-15.
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