A motorcycle and sidecar are put to wonderful use in Southern Sudan by providing a free ambulance service for pregnant woman. Southern Sundan has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world with only 10% of all deliveries being done by skilled health workers.
Using a motorbike instead of a heavier four wheeled vehicle will be cheaper to run, easier to maintain, and can easily find new routes around roads that are flooded, muddy, or in very poor condition.
The five $6,000 USD motorcycles were donated by Unicef as a pilot project but will be expanded to other remote parts of the country if it is successful.
Hit the jump to see the ambulance in action.
Source: [ Reuters UK ]