Therese – or Auntie T as she is affectionately known at Riders – joined us in 2001 after retiring from the civil service.
As country director for the Gambia, she has guided the development of an award-winning nationwide programme there. Therese first became involved with Riders for Health in 2000 when she was Permanent Secretary at the Department of State for Health and Social Welfare. She championed the importance of reliable transport for a health system and now Riders for Health manage the Ministry of Health’s national fleet of health care vehicles. As a result, the Gambia is the first country in Africa to be equipped with complete transportation coverage for its health service