Commercial Vehicle Show is proud to support Transaid
, an international development charity that transforms lives through safe, available, and sustainable transport. Transport is essential for life but the reality for many people across Africa and the developing world is that access to transport is poor, inadequate or non-existent.
Transaid works in two core areas, road safety and access to health, to solve two of the biggest transport challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. Their road safety work focuses on influencing safe driver behaviour with long term programmes in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Transaid’s partner-led approach responds to local needs for improved training for drivers and riders of trucks, buses, motorcycles and forklift trucks. They facilitate knowledge and skills exchange via our ‘train the trainer model’ to deliver sustainable change to driver training standards in sub-Saharan Africa. On the access to health side, Transaid works with local partners and communities to strengthen access to health services, primarily in rural areas. This includes establishing emergency transport systems (ETS) to reduce the barrier to healthcare posed by lack of transport. For example, ETS has utilised ox-carts and bicycle ambulances in Zambia, public minibuses in Madagascar, and taxis in Nigeria. Supported across the transport and logistics industry, Transaid is proud to call itself a long-standing partner of the Commercial Vehicle Show.
For further information about Transaid please see www.transaid.org