AMREF Flying Doctors is a company, wholly owned by the African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF), an international non-government organization based in Kenya, which is the largest and best-known air ambulance service in the region. With a dedicated fleet of aircraft ranging from Cessna Caravans and Beechcraft King Airs to Cessna Citation Bravo Jets, AMREF Flying Doctors provides 24 hour emergency air ambulance evacuations in East Africa and, where clearance can be obtained, beyond. It has a low cost Emergency Air Evacuation package specifically tailored for Tour operators and their clients. The tourist Evacuation Scheme is a thirty day cover offering you total peace of mind and is hassle-free to acquire yet at a minimal cost. The objective of this scheme is to ensure that clients receive the best and professional medical evacuation services in the case of a medical emergency. This scheme also known as Maisha targets individuals and corporate annual subscribers. And it covers the East Africa region, including: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zanzibar, Ethiopia and South Sudan.
Patients can be evacuated across the globe by private air ambulance or on a commercial airline with a medical escort.
All aircraft are fully equipped with certified stretcher systems and carry modern medical equipment including transport ventilators, electronic monitoring equipment, trauma equipment, medical supplies and drugs, for professional intensive care unit patient transport.
Full time medical staff and aircrew are on standby at Wilson Airport, Nairobi, Kenya, 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year. When being evacuated, patients are always accompanied by an emergency physician and/or critical care nurse, who have worked for several years in intensive care medicine, are certified in advanced life support and have longstanding aero-medical experience.
With the largest radio network in the region, consisting of some 120 High Frequency stations, AMREF Flying Doctors are able to communicate with medical centers and tourist lodges in remote locations, who in turn can contact the 24-hour Control Center in Nairobi to arrange medical evacuations or receive medical advice. Subscriptions to this vital service, Maisha, are available for individuals, small groups, families, corporates and tourists.
Some of the benefits of AMREF Flying Doctors Annual Subscription include;
- Two evacuation flights per year.
- Two ground ambulance transfers per year within Kenya.
- Direct access to their 24 Hour Control Centre for medical advice.
- Direct access to the air ambulance provider, no third party.
For more about this scheme, please feel free to contact us.