THE OKOA PROJECT
Okoa is a motorcycle ambulance trailer with an innovative universal attachment mechanism, able to interface with any motorcycle in the Mbeya Region. The trailer and attachment is built with locally sourced, affordable materials to transport a driver, patient and one additional person to medical facilities. To overcome the rough terrain, our ambulance uses spare dual-shocks rear wheel packages from motorcycles to provide easy part replacement, maintenance, and a smooth ride for the patient. A removable, reclining stretcher allows for patients to be transported directly from the place of injury to the hospital bed with little movement and comfort. And the two seats available on either side of the stretcher allow for someone to accompany the patient as well as store first aid kits.