1 Bicycle for a Health Worker

How can you transport life-saving food, health care equipment, trained health workers and teachers to the most remote communities around the world? No road? No car? A bike is all they need! Plus, it's energy efficient and cost-effective. UNICEF has found that in some parts of the world a bike is one of the most important modes of transport for villages.

Give the gift of mobility.

With a bike, no one gets left behind  

A row of UNICEF bicycles are lined up neatly outside
© UNICEF/UNI357554/Ochoa

In remote areas such as Etnia Guajira, being able to reach every child in need has been a challenge due to the vast distances between each community in the dry, desert plains. This is why community health workers are so reliant on vehicles of transportation, such as UNICEF-sponsored bicycles.  

Thirty health workers in Etnia Guajira travel from door to door to better identify the needs of Wayuu children and share essential information regarding topics such as proper nutrition, breastfeeding and hygiene practices. To help them reach every child in even the most remote locations, UNICEF has delivered 50 bicycles in Etnia Guajira alone

In Zimbabwe, 400 health workers received bicycles to improve access to rural areas and health facilities where they deliver services ranging from maternal, neonatal, child health and sanitation practices to stop the spread of diseases. Obert is one of these health workers, who, with the help of a bicycle, travels up to 20 km a day to reach remote rural families. 
“ This bicycle is appreciated. I can now
cover many households. It used to be hard
to cover a large area but this will help
many households that I can now access.” 
Help pedal towards a healthier future by giving the gift of mobility.