Moving Health (formally The Okoa Project) started as a student project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology D-Lab, where students design solutions to improve the lives of communities around the world. In 2016, through a discussion with a Tanzanian nonprofit, Moving Health found that expecting mothers were struggling to find transportation to healthcare centers. The all-female student team designed a trailer that can be attached to the back of any motorcycle. In 2017, the team travelled to Tanzania to work with community members to manufacture the ambulance trailer.
In 2019, Moving Health partnered with the Virtue Foundation to begin manufacturing motorcycle ambulances for Ghanaian communities in Sissala East. Our ambulances are now out in the communities transporting pregnant mothers, sick and injured individuals to local clinics and hospitals to provide lifesaving care.