HOWARD TENENS WELCOMED AS TRANSAID’S NEWEST CORPORATE MEMBER

UK logistics and supply chain provider Howard Tenens has become the latest company to pledge its support to the international development organisation, Transaid. Howard Tenens joins a growing list of 35 companies from across the transport and logistics industry to sign-up for corporate membership. Together, these organisations contribute time, expertise and resources to help Transaid…


TRANSAID SUPPORTERS GET FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE OF LIFE-SAVING WORK IN ZAMBIA

A group of nine Transaid corporate partners and ambassadors have returned from a self-funded visit to the Industrial Training Centre (ITC) in Zambia, to see for themselves the value of Transaid’s work and the transport challenges faced across sub-Saharan Africa. Transaid’s local partners showed visitors the driver training facility in full operation, including the fleet…


TRANSAID’S PATRON JOINS PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS TO CELEBRATE IMPRESSIVE ROAD SAFETY RESULTS

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, patron of international development organisation Transaid, has commended the road transport and logistics industry for making an enormous difference to HGV and PSV driver training standards in Sub-Saharan Africa – with more than 9,600 drivers trained over the last 12 months. The Princess Royal was speaking at Transaid’s annual…


ROYAL PARKS HALF MARATHON: MORE THAN £14K RAISED FOR TRANSAID

International development organisation Transaid received backing from 40 participants taking part in yesterday’s Royal Parks Half Marathon, raising more than £14,000 to support its lifesaving driver training and access to healthcare projects in sub-Saharan Africa. The 13.1 mile course took in London’s world-famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and…


LIFE-SAVING TRANSAID PROJECT HELPS 1,752 PREGNANT WOMEN IN 15 MONTHS

The Emergency Transport Scheme (ETS) formed by international development organisation Transaid and the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Nasarawa State, North Central Nigeria, has transported a staggering 1,752 pregnant women to a registered health facility during a 15-month period – surpassing all targets set alongside the donor, the Puma Energy Foundation. Transaid…


TRANSAID FUNDS POST-CRASH CARE PROJECT IN UGANDA

Transaid has funded a project by The Makerere University School of Public Health to implement a pilot to strengthen emergency medical services in post-crash care along selected roads servicing oil rich districts in Uganda. The objective of the project was to assess the capacity of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and pre-hospital care in these…


GO-AHEAD ENGINEER SWAPS CAMBERWELL FOR LUSAKA TO DELIVER MECHANICAL TRAINING IN ZAMBIA

Go-Ahead’s Senior Vehicle Engineer, Robert Watson, has completed his first placement with Transaid’s Professional Driver Training programme. The voluntary secondment delivered an intensive mechanical training course designed to help improve road safety and reduce the number of transport-related deaths in Africa. The placement was part of Go-Ahead’s wider commitment to supporting international development organisation Transaid.…


FOWLER WELCH DRIVER TRAINERS DELIVER HGV TRAINING IN TANZANIA

Two Fowler Welch driver trainers, Paul Hughes and William Robertson, have completed a fortnight’s placement at Transaid’s Professional Driver Training project at the National Institute of Transport (NIT) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. A core part of Transaid’s road safety work, the project aims to harmonise driver training best practice and expertise across several African…


ONE YEAR TO GO – SADDLE UP FOR TRANSAID’S LEJOG CYCLE CHALLENGE

There is just one year to go before Transaid kicks off its epic Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) cycle challenge (2-13 June, 2020), with riders from across the transport and logistics industry invited to reserve a place on the international development organisation’s most ambitious ride to date. Nine participants have already signed up to…


TRANSAID ANNOUNCES DATES FOR CYCLE MALAWI 2020

International development agency Transaid is inviting riders from across the transport and logistics industry to saddle up for Cycle Malawi 2020 – its next overseas fundraising challenge. The event promises to be an epic two-wheel adventure taking cyclists across the country commonly known as the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’, thanks to the kindness and friendliness…


TRANSAID WELCOMES TRIO OF NEW TRUSTEES ONTO THE BOARD

Transaid has welcomed three new Trustees onto its board of Directors, collectively bringing a wealth of experience in the transport and logistics industry. Their appointments follow a recruitment campaign which attracted a record level of applications to join the international development organisation in its 20th anniversary year. Joan Aitken OBE, recently retired after 16 years…


XPEDIATOR LATEST TO BACK TRANSAID AS CORPORATE MEMBER

International provider of freight management services, Xpediator, has committed to supporting Transaid for the next three years after becoming the latest company to sign up as a corporate partner. This sees Xpediator join a growing list of 34 companies from across the transport and logistics industry to apply for corporate membership, and follows donations totalling…


TRANSAID WELCOMES LYTX® ON BOARD AS CORPORATE MEMBERS

International development organisation Transaid has welcomed Lytx as the latest supporter to sign up as a corporate member. Lytx is a major provider of video telematics, analytics, productivity and safety solutions for commercial and public sector fleets. Lytx joins a group of more than 30 industry champions committed to supporting Transaid’s primary goals of improving…


NEW DATES ANNOUNCED FOR LAND’S END TO JOHN O’GROATS CYCLE CHALLENGE

Transaid has published new dates for its Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) cycle challenge, with riders from across the transport and logistics industry being invited to saddle up between Tuesday 2nd and Saturday 13th June 2020. The changes have been incorporated into a new fundraising pack for prospective riders and corporate supporters which is…


TRANSAID WELCOMES SIMPEX EXPRESS AS LATEST CORPORATE MEMBER

Birmingham-based European freight carrier Simpex Express has marked the start of its 10th anniversary year by pledging its support to official transport and logistics industry charity Transaid, signing up as a corporate member for the next three years. The commitment to Transaid follows an extensive period of charitable giving for the company, which has supported…


GOODYEAR EXTENDS SUPPORT FOR TRANSAID

Goodyear has renewed its corporate membership of international development organisation Transaid for a further year, after first pledging its support in 2015. The renewal cements the company’s support for Transaid’s life-saving projects in sub-Saharan Africa, with its financial contribution providing essential unrestricted funding towards the testing and implementation of new programmes aimed at improving road…


TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS INDUSTRY CELEBRATES TWO DECADES OF TRANSAID’S LIFE SAVING PROGRAMMES

International development organisation Transaid has kicked off its 20th anniversary celebrations with a special showcase event in London, attended by more than 150 industry supporters, partners and development organisations, together with Patron HRH The Princess Royal and the entire Transaid team. The event, held on 21st November 2018, highlighted Transaid’s many achievements in sub-Saharan Africa,…


TRANSAID DELIVERS ESSENTIAL MOTORCYCLE RIDER TRAINING IN SIERRA LEONE

International development organisation Transaid has delivered essential motorcycle rider training designed to reduce the risk of road traffic incidents for a group of 190 local field officers who provide support to secondary schools across Sierra Leone. The field officers use 125cc motorcycles as their primary means of transport between schools, largely on unpaved roads and…


Severe malaria case fatality reduced by 96 per cent in pilot project in Zambia led by Transaid, MMV and partners

London, UK & Geneva, Switzerland, 29 August 2018. Transaid and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), in collaboration with a consortium of partners and the Zambian National Malaria Elimination Centre (NMEC), have completed the 12-month MAMaZ Against Malaria (MAM) programme pilot with exceptional success – saving the lives of many children in Serenje district, Zambia.…


TRANSAID PROJECT HELPS MORE THAN 16,500 PREGNANT WOMEN TO ATTEND HEALTH FACILITIES IN LABOUR AND MATERNAL EMERGENCIES IN NIGERIA

International development organisation Transaid is on track to achieve exceptional results in its Emergency Transport Scheme (ETS) in Adamawa State, Nigeria, with its programme staggeringly transporting more than 16,500 pregnant women to a registered health facility since the scheme began in July 2013. Results from an ETS user survey conducted last year saw 5,955 trips…


TRANSAID BEGINS RESEARCH INTO THE SAFE USE OF MOTORCYCLES AND THREE-WHEELERS AND HOW THEY CAN TRANSFORM RURAL ACCESS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

International development organisation Transaid has begun key in-country research to enhance understanding of safe motorcycle and three-wheeler use for rural transport in four African countries – Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The project is funded by DFID as part of the Research for Community Access Partnership (ReCAP), and is being delivered in partnership with road…


TRANSAID EXCEEDS CHRISTMAS APPEAL TARGET TO RAISE £26,442

International development organisation Transaid has expressed its gratitude to the 46 companies that supported its Christmas appeal 2017, raising an incredible £26,442 to smash its £25,000 target. Supporters chose from three packages available – gold, silver and bronze – with contributors receiving either a personalised Transaid e-card, its company logo featured in a double page…


BIGCHANGE PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR TRANSAID’S LIFE-SAVING WORK

UK technology company BigChange has become international development organisation Transaid’s newest corporate member. It becomes the 35th company – ranging from vehicle manufacturers to some of the largest fleet operators – to commit to long-term support to the industry’s official charity. BigChange hopes its wealth of industry knowledge and technical expertise will benefit Transaid’s life-saving…


NEW PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED BETWEEN TRANSAID AND MEDICINES FOR MALARIA VENTURE TO TACKLE SEVERE MALARIA IN RURAL ZAMBIA

International development organisation Transaid and the Swiss product development partnership, Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), are joining forces in collaboration with the National Malaria Elimination Centre (NMEC) of Zambia, to develop innovative approaches to improve severe malaria case management in rural and other high-burden areas. The project aims to address the lack of access to…

LIGENTIA WELCOMED ON BOARD AS TRANSAID’S NEWEST CORPORATE MEMBER

Global freight forwarder and supply chain management provider Ligentia has become the latest company to pledge its support to the international development organisation, Transaid. The corporate partnership was established after John Harvey CBE – British entrepreneur and former Chairman of Transaid – informed Ligentia of his own involvement with the organisation. After spending seven years…


SAM CLARK APPOINTED TRANSAID’S NEW HEAD OF PROGRAMMES

International development organisation Transaid has appointed Sam Clark, 44, as its new Head of Programmes. He replaces Caroline Barber, 37 who was promoted to Chief Executive in August 2017. Sam’s passion for the development sector comes from the 20 years he spent in various community-based development programmes for several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Malawi, Tanzania…


TRANSAID PATRON THANKS INDUSTRY FOR CREATING A SUSTAINABLE MODEL FOR ROAD SAFETY

HRH The Princess Royal, patron of international development organisation Transaid, has paid tribute to the road transport and logistics industry for helping to develop a sustainable model for road safety which is saving lives across sub-Saharan Africa. The Princess Royal was speaking at Transaid’s annual showcase event in London, held at law firm Eversheds Sutherland…