Motorbike Ambulances will be transporting mothers-to-be to health services in South Sudan according to the United Nations News Service.
The IRIN says maternal mortality rates in Southern Sudan are among the worst in the world. And that motorcycles with sidecar bed’s attached will help to counter the lack of clinics in the rural areas.
It says that the bike ambulances are cheap, easy to maintain and can travel in areas where roads do not exist and car wheels would have trouble during the rainy season.
The IRIN also says that motorbikes tested in Uganda and Malawi helped raised the proportion of women giving birth in health facilities to fifty percent.