You can read an interview with Andrea in yesterday’s Independent on Sunday by clicking here.
Andrea founded Riders for Health in 1990 with Barry Coleman. Since then Andrea has been a driving force behind the organization’s work revolutionizing African transport infrastructure and health systems.
Andrea said, ‘I cannot describe how it feels to be named one of the ‘Women of the Year’. When I think of the many marvellous, brave, clever, stoical, women I meet in my work I realise just how lucky I am to be in a position to win this award. Women living in isolated, rural Africa are trapped by ill health, poverty and distance. They can never even dream that what they do will ever be seen let alone recognised. I am lucky. I have had that opportunity.
‘Riders for Health makes sure that the heroes of health care – the front line health workers – use well managed motorcycles to reach millions of people with the health care they need, reliably and predictably. I am proud that our work is helping to give at least some of those women freedom from the tyrannies of poverty and distance.
The 2013 Women of the Year Lunch is sponsored by Barclays, Good Housekeeping, Sacla’ and ITV’s Lorraine.