Ambulance taxi

Pioneering new ‘ambulance taxi’ service could help save at least 2,700 lives of pregnant mothers and babies in rural Tanzania each year.

Ambulance taxi

First-of-its-kind service launched in districts in Tanzania where maternal and infant mortality rates are believed to be among highest in the world.

Districts Sengerema and Shinyanga are about the size of Belgium, have a population of at least two million and only 10 ambulances.

Vodafone’s M-Pesa used to pay taxi drivers when high-risk expectant mothers, many of whom are teenagers, are brought to hospital.