**Riders' chief executive officer, Andrea Coleman **said, 'This is an incredibly important program. Improving transport is a critical element of strengthening heath systems and improving global health. We believe that the work that Riders for Health is doing with our partners across Africa, and now in Southern Province, is an example of what can be achieved when transport is put at the heart of health care systems. The program shows our commitment to increasing the number of vehicles we manage, and health workers we mobilize, and we hope that the study being conducted by the Stanford Graduate School of Business will document and measure the impact our work has. But most importantly this program means that people in these four districts in Southern Zambia will begin to have much better access to the health care they need.'