Our Work

Our Expertise

Transaid has worked in over 23 countries, covering West, Southern and Eastern Africa and some parts of Asia. Currently we work in: Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, Central Corridor Project (covers Tanzania into Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and the Congo).

Transaid focuses on the three core areas: Transport Management, Community Managed Transport and Professional Driver Training. In particular we are concern with access to healthcare, access to livelihoods and road safety.

Access to healthcare

Good transport is essential for accessing emergency health care. An estimated 75 percent of maternal deaths can be avoided through timely access to essential childbirth-related care (World Bank). We’ve introduced many innovative and community-led emergency transport interventions, which have enabled people to reach medical help. These range from bicycle ambulances, ox and donkey carts, motorcycle ambulances, and boats in Zambia, Malawi and Madagascar. In Nigeria we’ve implemented an Emergency Transport Scheme to help transport pregnant mothers experiencing complications. To date over 10,000 women have been transferred to health facilities and in many cases those interventions were life saving for mother and child.

Access to livelihoods

Up to 40 percent of harvest can be lost due to inefficient transport and impassable roads in rural areas (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development). The effectiveness of transport and logistics has the potential for signifi cant impact on trade costs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Without appropriate and cost effective solutions, rural and small holder farmers risk delays in reaching markets which often affects the quality of their produce and reduces their income. Transaid has worked with partners in Ghana, Uganda and Ethiopia to develop community focused and effective solutions to improve livelihoods. In Ethiopia these include a range of Intermediate Means of Transport (IMTs)…

Road Safety

Road crashes kill an estimated 1.3 million people each year. In Sub-Saharan Africa, road deaths are the third biggest killer following HIV/AIDS and malaria (WHO). We are committed to helping to improve road safety through our road safety programmes which are currently operating in Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda. Badly maintained and overloaded vehicles, lack of legal enforcement and poor infrastructure all lead to the increasing death toll. Through sharing best practise from the UK industry, Transaid is improving the standards of driving and transport knowledge amongst commercial drivers, ensuring they have the right skills and awareness to use the roads safely.

About Transaid

Transaid is an international development charity. We identify, champion, implement and share local transport solutions to improve access to basic services and economic opportunity for people in Africa and in developing countries.


Contact Us

137 Euston Road
London NW1 2AA UK

Phone: +44 (0)207 387 8136

E-mail: info@transaid.org

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