Zambulance

Disacare and Jessica Vechakul

The Zambulance is a locally built ambulance trailer based on an open-source design that can be attached to any bicycle or motorcycle.

Product description

The Zambulance is a locally built ambulance trailer based on an open-source design that can be attached to any bicycle or motorcycle.

Target region(s)

Regions targeted for distribution include: Uganda, Zambia, Congo, Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique

Distributors/implementing organizations

Distributors include: Zambikes and Disacare, a Zambian NGO led and operated by Zambians with disabilities. Disacare has produced over 200 Zambulances, and is continuing to design. Nonprofits in Namibia, Malawi, Madagascar, and other countries are also modifying and using the design.

Implementers include: Transaid, World Vision, USAID Plan, Malaria Consortium, Catholic Relief Services, Samaritans Purse, Care International, Africare, Willow Creek Church, Rolling Hills Covenant Church, Solon Foundation, and many other organizations.

Market suggested retail price

$1,000 USD donation supports the shipping, delivery, on-site training, follow-up visits, and basic tool kit of a Zambulance.

Competitive landscape

Traditional Ambulance service, PROTECT Taxi Service

SDG targeted

Goal #3: Good Health and Well-Being

Target user(s)

Individual operators servicing families and households in remote villages in which the nearest clinic or medical facility is 3-10 miles away.

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