Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Transport Training Specialist Supports Transaid Efforts to Help Combat Child Malaria in Africa

Another Sponsor for Logistics Charity Helps Saves Lives
Shipping News Feature
ZAMBIA – UK – A charitable donation from Mentor FLT Training, which specialises in instructing warehouse, distribution and other supply chain companies in safe working practices, is helping international development organisation Transaid to double the size of its bicycle ambulance fleet for a new project in Zambia, a move specifically aimed at saving the lives of sick children.

At the recent SHD Logistics Awards, the company, one of the UK’s leading providers of workplace transport training, pledged its support to Transaid’s new access to healthcare project in Zambia. This pledge, along with others made on the night, will see the purchase of as many as 12 of the new, somewhat quirky but effective, pedal powered machines.

Transaid’s key aim is to transform lives through safe, available and sustainable transport throughout the developing world including: improving occupational safety for those working in materials handling and logistics; providing individuals with valuable skills and training; and ensuring communities have access to vital healthcare.

The project will use bicycle ambulances to tackle severe cases of malaria for young children, ensuring they receive a vital new medicine quickly, which will delay the onset of severe malarial symptoms and giving them enough time to reach a health facility and receive life-saving healthcare. Transaid’s Corporate Partnerships Officer, Jade Ashby said:

“The whole Transaid team are thrilled. Thanks to the unbelievable support of Mentor and others, we will be able to almost double our existing fleet of bicycle ambulances at our new project in Zambia.”

Mentor’s Marketing Manager, Amy Alton, added:

“We are really pleased to make this donation. Transaid does incredible, life-saving work around the world and their ethos of safety and improvement very much compliments our own. It’s great to be able to support a cause that is so relevant to the work we do.”