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HEALTHCARE ACCESS FOR THOSE IN NEED


How do you solve a problem like access to healthcare in Africa? We build and bring mobile hospitals to those in need of medical aid. 

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HEALTHCARE ACCESS FOR THOSE IN NEED


How do you solve a problem like access to healthcare in Africa? We build and bring mobile hospitals to those in need of medical aid. 

Help us make a difference.

Donate Now

 

The Problem

Access to healthcare continues to be a serious and widespread problem in developing countries in the sub-Saharan regions of Africa. In Uganda, where rural communities are poor, isolated and up to 10 kilometers away from any healthcare, there are limited ways to transport the sick and the injured.

Our most pressing challenges include:

  • 99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries. Maternal death is higher in rural areas and poor communities. (Source: World Health Organization)

  • Almost 70% of children under five years old who die can be treated and survive with proper medical attention.

  • For every maternal death, six mothers will suffer from debilitating and severe health issues as a result of the pregnancy.

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The Solution

Rides For Lives manufactures locally sourced medical vehicles with the mission of improving medical access and economic opportunities to those that are the most vulnerable. 

Our mobile Health unit is a refitted bus that contains three different medical stations.

·       Pharmacy – The pharmacy attended by a full-time pharmacist and contains the most common essential medicines and interventions needed by the local community as determined by the WHO CDC as well as carry PPE on board.

·       General Practitioner - A full-time general practitioner staffed to see patients daily

·       The Lab: A lab has the ability to carry out tests like HIV, Malaria, cancer screenings, family planing services as well as preventative care.

 

 Rides for Lives programs have successfully offered medical services in rural Uganda since June 2011 and we are proud to serve communities at their doorstep

 

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Our Story


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Our Story


Rides for Lives Founder Chris Ategeka was born in a small village in western Uganda along with his siblings and extended family. At a young age, he witnessed both his parents die from HIV/AIDS, and his brother who died in the arms of his extended family in an effort to carry him to the nearest healthcare facility.

Despite these tragedies, Chris connected with an organization in Uganda, called Y.E.S. Uganda, where he was able to receive support, opportunity, and an education. Chris showed reverence for education; a sponsoring family from California took notice and gave Chris funding to attend private school and invited him to live with them. Chris attended UC Berkeley, where he received his Bachelors and Masters in mechanical engineering. Using the knowledge he gained, in combination with his childhood experience of growing up in poverty in Uganda, he created Rides For Lives, a non-profit organization with a vision to create a world where every community is empowered to access local healthcare.

 

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Our Community


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Our Community


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Careers


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Careers


We are a Clan of PASSIONATE Leaders

We believe in:

1. Rapidly growing responsibility: In the next five years, Rides for Lives will grow significantly. This means career opportunities. We hand off responsibility as quickly as you can take it.

2. Deliberate career development: Through formal career reviews, informal “coffee chats,” constant feedback, and structured leadership training, we develop careers deliberately and quickly.

3. Ownership: We are partners. Our best leaders basically run their own companies under the Rides for Lives umbrella. We take care of the support, and enable entrepreneurs to spread their wings.

4. Shared mission: We are united by a shared passion – to bring the highest-quality service to the hardest-working people on the planet.

Consider joining the most like-able and mission-oriented international development team on the planet!

 

2015  JOB OPENINGS

 1. Director of Development

Position:  Full Time

Location:  San Francisco, California

Preferred Start Date  :  Immediately

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term engagement.

 2. Volunteer social media/community engagement DIRECTOR

Position:  Part-Time

Location:  San Francisco, California

Preferred Start Date  :  Immediately

Compensation
Volunteer position 

Email us at : info@ridesforlives.org with your resume

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Latest News


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Latest News


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How You Can Help


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How You Can Help


The most effective and efficient way to help is to make a donation (it’s tax-deductible!). A direct donation from you will:            

  • Fund the production of a bicycle ambulance, which can serve a village of 2,000 people.

  • Super charge our product development to increase quality of life for thousands in impoverished, rural communities in Southeast Africa.

You can also... 

  • Volunteer. Our volunteers are the backbone of Rides For Lives. From marketing to fundraising, our volunteers are hard at work to boost our platform to a global stage, which we can leverage to highlight current problems, and the solutions to fix them.

  • Spread the word! We understand the power of social media, and you can help spread the word in under a minute by sharing our work on your favorite social media websites!

  • Host a fundraiser! There are various ways you can host a fundraiser for Rides For Lives. From charitable auctions, to black-tie dinners, you have the power to be a creative life-saver. Coordinate with our staff, and let's have an event that    will never be forgotten.