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The Motorcycle Doctors

What good are vaccines if they never reach the people who need them? For millions of Africans living in rural villages far from medical facilities, isolation can lead to disease and death. In this original GOOD video we look at Riders for Health, a U.K.-based organization that uses high-speed off-road..

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tynto1DUMFgWhat good are vaccines if they never reach the people who need them? For millions of Africans living in rural villages far from medical facilities, isolation can lead to disease and death. In this original GOOD video we look at Riders for Health, a U.K.-based organization that uses high-speed off-road motorcycles to bring medical help to remote villages in Nigeria, Zimbabwe and The Gambia.

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Decongestion

Five innovations in urban transportation that you won't find in America, yet. PLUS: An original GOOD Video Presentation.



Americans own more than 240 million cars—that’s almost one for every person, though this should come as no surprise. We are surrounded by evidence that we’ve become slaves to our mechanical masters: multihour commutes, sprawling exurbs, empty wallets from high gas prices. Of course, as we fast-track toward environmental ruin, we all know it doesn’t have to be this way.

Cities around the world are leaps and bounds ahead of America when it comes to issues of urban transit. Though this country is woefully lagging, it’s a rare example of when falling behind actually works in your favor: as U.S. cities work to update their transportation systems for the 21st century, they don’t have to reinvent the wheel. The solutions are already out there.

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