TUKAID

Affordable Emergency Health Services

Sub-Saharan Africans suffer from the highest maternal mortality ratio – 546 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, or 201,000 maternal deaths a year. This is two thirds (66 per cent) of all maternal deaths per year worldwide.

OVER 70% COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED WITH ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE

70%

Our Mission



Ambulances are expensive and challenging to deploy. TukAid has designed a conversion kit which can be combined with a rickshaw (tuktuk) to form an emergency medical-care vehicle. The kit includes medical and technical equipment, as well as a custom-made stretcher which can all be assembled in a basic mechanic’s workshop. TukAid ambulances are especially useful in disaster and refugee areas where immediate action is crucial.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

STEP 1

We source the materials for the conversion kit and include our detailed conversion guide

STEP 2

Packaging

STEP 3

Distribution

STEP 4

Local manufacturing and cerfication by TukAid

TUKAID BENEFITS

Quick to deploy

It can be built in 48 hours

Manoeuvrable

It can access narrows streets and remote areas

Safe

A safe means of transport in regards to theft and ambushing

Inexpensive

Significantly more affordable than alternative ambulances

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Well-being and health for all people are universal rights, which nowadays, are the best measurement tool for civilization evolution. Women and men have different health-care needs, but an equal right to be healthy. In developing countries, gender can be a barrier for accessing some services, which results into social exclusion. 

TUKAID contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3, 5, 11 and 12, in the following ways:

    • Reduce the maternal mortality ratio by making healthcare more accessible;
    • Reduce preventable deaths, by providing transport where a patient can receive first aid treatment;
    • Make healthcare evenly accessble, independetly of gender, age or social status;
    • ‘Doing more with less’ – using minimum materials and conversion method to give a new function to an existing product;
    • Creating new work places;
    • Improve healthcare access in remoted areas and communities.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Well-being and health for all people are universal rights, which nowadays, are the best measurement tool for civilization evolution. Women and men have different health-care needs, but an equal right to be healthy. In developing countries, gender can be a barrier for accessing some services, which results into social exclusion. 

TUKAID contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3, 5, 11 and 12, in the following ways:

    • Reduce the maternal mortality ratio by making healthcare more accessible;

    • Reduce preventable deaths, by providing transport where a patient can receive first aid treatment;

    • Make healthcare evenly accessble, independetly of gender, age or social status;

    • ‘Doing more with less’ – using minimum materials and conversion method to give a new function to an existing product;

    • Creating new work places;

    • Improve healthcare access in remoted areas and communities.

Next steps

 Currently we are optimizing the design and the functionality of the first TukAid ambulance prototype

A full implementation plan will be developed over the coming months. Our 3 research workpackages are: I. Market defenition (WP 1) II. Development of sustainable business model (WP 2) III. Study of logistics and shipping/packaging/handling costs (WP 3)

Our ambition is to start pilot testing with our MVP by the end of 2019 in Nigeria

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OWNER and DESIGNer

Jamie is an experienced humanitarian designer with a desire to use innovation to be socially responsible. Jamie shows commitment and strong leadership through collaboration to create solutions for world issues in an attempt at making the world a better place and ensure people receive the basic human rights.

OWNER AND DESIGNER

Victoria is a designer with a passion for visual communication and helping people. She has a unique empathetic outlook on challenges which manifests itself into her work in humanitarian based entrepreneurship for Orange Corners and TukAid.

OWNER AND DESIGNER

Edwin has a strong affinity for the field of medical innovation. Whether it be for developing countries with TukAid, or re-shaping the digital landscape of the Dutch health care system with Ivido. He is passionate about creating solutions that enable vital and healthy living conditions.

Somto Mbelu

Boardmember

Mechanical Engineering Adviser

Bethany Rushton

Boardmember

Mechanical Engineering Adviser

Kiaya Padya

Boardmember

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