The Flying Doctor Service provides air evacuation service in medical emergencies as well as air ambulance transfers between medical facilities. Patients are repatriated worldwide, to countries including South Africa, Europe, Asia and North America by private jet air ambulance or accompanied by a medical escort, by commercial carriers to any destination.
AMREF Flying Doctors was established over 50 years ago by three surgeons - Sir Michael Wood, Archibald McIndoe & Thomas Rees in 1957. Since then, the Flying Doctors have been involved in many health care projects in East Africa, one of them being the Air Ambulance Services.
The service covers the countries of East Africa (Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania) and, when clearance can be obtained, most neighbouring countries – Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi and others. In addition, subject to flight clearances, the Flying Doctors will carry out evacuations from anywhere on the African continent.
AMREF Flying Doctors have recently launched the Maisha Air Ambulance cover for tourists and travellers to East Africa, to find out more click here.