Namibia Bicycle Ambulance

Bicycling Empowerment Network Namibia

The Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) Namibia Bicycle Ambulance is a bicycle or hand-pulled ambulance, consisting of a stretcher on wheels that attaches to regular bicycles to provide a method of transport for the ill and in cases of emergency.

Product description

The Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) Namibia Bicycle Ambulance is a bicycle or hand-pulled ambulance, consisting of a stretcher on wheels that attaches to regular bicycles to provide a method of transport for the ill and in cases of emergency.

Target region(s)

Namibia

Distributors/implementing organizations

Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) Namibia with the support from the IBIS project, Yelula, and in partnership with Design for Development and healthcare Community Based Organizations in Namibia.

Market suggested retail price

With manufacturing, delivery, training, and field support, each ambulance has a cost of N$3750 or $300 USD up to a maximum of $530 USD

Competitive landscape

PFD Taxi Service, Zambulance (both marketed in different countries)

SDG targeted

Goal #3: Good Health and Well-Being

Target user(s)

HIV/AIDS Home Based Care workers, HIV/AIDS self help projects, communities, clinics, and hospitals with limited or no other transport options seeking to transport mobility-compromised patients such as pregnant women, HIV/AIDS patients, etc….especially in the case of emergencies.

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