Namibia Bicycle Ambulance

Bicycling Empowerment Network Namibia

Product description Brand name and 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) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)


Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

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 Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

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 Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

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

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal #3: Good Health and Well-Being

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

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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