Ford expands Smart Mobility pilot program to deliver improved access to healthcare in The Gambia; motorcycles with sensors

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In some parts of The Gambia, mobility facilitates delivery of life-saving healthcare services to those in need. For healthcare practitioners in The Gambia, motorcycles are essential. In an even more remote village on the north bank of The Gambia River, a lone nurse travels to neighboring communities on her motorcycle testing for tuberculosis, leprosy and other diseases.

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UNEP: export of used cars to developing world creating significant environmental problems

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For example, the average age of used vehicles exported to the Gambia was close to 19 years old, while a quarter of used vehicles exported to Nigeria were almost 20 years old. Millions of used cars, vans and minibuses exported from Europe, the United States and Japan to the developing world are of poor quality, contributing significantly to air pollution and hindering efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

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