How can you transport lifesaving 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.

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Bicycles in action

  Health Surveillance Assistant Noah Chipeta rides his bike 17 kilometres to a rural health centre in Malawi.
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Once a month Health Surveillance Assistant, Noah Chipeta, rides 17 kilometres from the rural community health clinic to the nearest health centre to restock medical supplies. In order to get to the centre, Noah must cross a dry riverbed, carrying the bike he uses to transport the medical supplies. But during the rainy season, Noah is forced to take a different route which almost doubles the length of his journey to a 60-kilometre round trip.

Noah’s bike allows him to travel to remote areas and access medical supplies that would otherwise be out of reach for local health clinics. This kind of work is crucial to reducing child deaths because children in remote and rural areas can receive timely medical attention within walking distance of their homes.

This Inspired Gift means that medicine, care and protection is never too far away.