Riders for Health The Gambia joins Commonwealth Celebrations

Riders for Health and partner organisation Two Wheels for Life were  invited to join the Commonwealth Day Celebration at the residence of the British High Commissioner, Harriet King in Bakau, The Gambia in March this year. The theme of the event was “Common Health is Common Wealth”.

As a former British colony The Gambia retains strong links to the United Kingdom, and Riders for Health is supported by British charity and sister organisation Two Wheels for Life which provides funding and other support for Riders’ valuable transport for healthcare programmes across Africa.

From left to right: Kenbugul Diko, Head of Administration, Zoë Herron Coleman – head of Partnerships and Communication Two Wheels for Life, Harriet King – British High Commissioner – The Gambia, Cherno Jallow – Country Director Riders for Health The Gambia, Lamin Jarjusey – Finance Director – Riders for Health the Gambia.

Two Wheels for Life’s Zoë Herron Coleman joined the stage to speak with other guests including the Minister for Health himself and experts from across the health sector in The Gambia. She spoke about the importance of healthcare delivery, especially in countries like the Gambia where people struggle to reach health centres due to lack of transport outside and even within major urban areas. And she thanked the Ministry of Health for their ongoing support and commitment to work with Riders to ensure the reliable delivery of healthcare to the entire nation.

Riders for Health were delighted to attend the celebrations. We continue to be one of the key players in the health sector in The Gambia and we are proud of our vital role  in improving the health of the nation.

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