Building Resilience and Advocating Change: How bicycle programmes are reshaping their activities to respond to COVID-19 – Webinar Slides

On 25th August 2020, Transaid hosted a webinar featuring representatives from MAMaZ Against Malaria At Scale (Zambia), First African Bicycle Information Organisation (Uganda), Bikes for the World (USA) and Village Bicycle...

Emergency project launched to protect HGV drivers from COVID-19 in Uganda

Supported by the Employment and Skills for Development in Africa (E4D) Programme, we have launched an urgent response to support heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers in Uganda, as Africa reacts to the growing COVID-19...

New challenges for truck drivers in East Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic

This article originally appeared in the CILT COVID-19 Bulletin 04. The East African Community (EAC) Secretariat are reporting that passenger transport has reduced by approximately 50%, as countries within the region...

COVID-19 update: Transaid’s response

COVID-19 in Africa All over the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption and uncertainty across all aspects of life. In the UK, we have closed our office and have made adjustments to comply with...

New funding secured for COVID-19 response in Zambia

We are helping some 200,000 rural Zambians to prepare for global pandemic COVID-19, by strengthening and adapting community systems already in place through the MAMaZ against Malaria at Scale (MAM@Scale) programme, using new...

Combatting COVID-19 in Zambia with MAM@Scale

Since 2017, our MAMaZ Against Malaria (MAM) programme has been combatting severe malaria in rural Zambia using a combination of community education and improved access to health facilities through bicycle ambulances. The...

Study on Gender Empowerment Outcomes in MAM@Scale Intervention Sites

This report is a study on empowerment outcomes undertaken on behalf of the MAMaZ Against Malaria At Scale project (MAM@Scale). The study looked at the extent to which women and girls in the project’s intervention sites had...

“You empower a woman, you empower a nation”: four stories to celebrate #IWD2020

This International Women’s Day, we’re profiling four inspirational women from across our programmes. Below are four stories from women who are helping to make a difference in their community, and challenging gender...

“Without this project, anything could have happened to my son”: Anshal and Wiseman’s story

In September 2019, Anshal and Betsheba were awoken in the middle of the night by their youngest child, two year old Wiseman. “We were terrified,” Anshal explained when we met him in his village of Mupola, Serenje District,...

Alexandria’s family has seen the difference MAM makes.

Africa is home to 94% of all malaria deaths. Children under five are the most at-risk group, accounting for 67% of malaria deaths worldwide (according to the WHO World malaria report, Dec 2019). Since its inception in 2017,...

Statement on the passing of Victor Simfukwe

We are deeply saddened to share news of the loss of our friend and colleague, Victor Simfukwe, in Zambia. Vic was travelling in a car in Mumbwa, Western Province, which was involved in a fatal collision on Christmas...

Thank you for helping us break our Christmas appeal record!

In October 2019 we launched our annual Christmas appeal, once again calling on individuals and transport and logistics companies to help us transform lives over the festive season. With the appeal now over, we are...