The Happy Type One

Motorcycles taxis for insulin supplies in remote areas in Uganda (#37)

17 March 2021

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Sizing the opportunity with motorcylce taxis

Uganda is a country struggling from political lockdowns, which is increasing their humanitarian crises. I spoke with Vivian, founder of the Sonia Nabeta Foundation (SNF). In her counrty, kids need to travel up to 6h every 6 weeks (that is how long one insulin vial lasts) and the majority of that by foot to reach their nearest clinic for the next insulin vial. This issue got even bigger due to lockdowns and further limits of transportation.

But the Sonia Nabeta Foundation saw an opportunity! With their help, motoscylce taxis are being used to bring medication to remote areas now, making Uganda a pilot country to reduce this travel gap families face, which otherwise prevents them from accessing insulin. It is a life saving project.

There is much more we talked about in this episode for example, how to keep insulin cool without fridges. So I do hope you enjoy this episode with Vivian and myself.

Covid has been an enlightening experience for us,
because out of that, we developed a way to actually support our warriors,
when it comes to accessing these supplies.

Vivian Nabeta

92% (of the participants at a T1D event) did not have
electricity and only one had a fridge

Vivian Nabeta


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All illustrations are by Sonia Nabeta Foundation.

What we try to do is create a community of type 1 diabetics across Africa.

Vivian Nabeta

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Yours Julia

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