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2016, Jul

July 20, 2016

We continue ‘Full accreditation special care’ with Eurami.

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1957, Jan

August 1, 2016
1957, Jan

On the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro AMREF Flying Doctors is founded by three reconstructive surgeons: Michael Wood, Archibald McIndoe and Tom Rees.

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1957, Jan

August 2, 2016
1957, Jan

AMREF’s Outreach Programme was launched, initially servicing four hospitals in remote Kenya.

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1961, Jan

August 3, 2016

Mobile Outreach In 1961, clinics we introduced to southern Kenya to treat nomadic Maasai pastoralists.

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1964, Jan

August 4, 2016
1964, Jan

Anne Spoerry Commonly known as “Mama Daktari”, joined AMREF Flying Doctors.

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1978, Jan

August 7, 2016
1978, Jan

Wood publishes his book AMREF founder Dr Michael Wood publishes his book “Go an extra mile.”

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1980, Jan

August 8, 2016
1980, Jan

AMREF forms partnership In January… 1980, we formed a long time partnership with Kenyatta National Hospital, taking medical specialists by air to Wajir, Garissa and…

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1985, Jan

August 9, 2016
1985, Jan

Knighthood AMREF Flying Doctors Founder Sir Michael Wood received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.

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1996, Jan

August 10, 2016
1996, Jan

Cessna Grand Caravan In January… 1996, the first Cessna Grand Caravan is introduced into our fleet.

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1997, Jan

August 11, 2016

The hangar at Wilson Airport The hangar at Wilson Airport, Nairobi, was official opened. It caters for our larger fleet.

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2000, Jan

August 12, 2016
2000, Jan

Cessna Citation In January… 2000, in partnership with Phoenix Aviation, we began to operate a Cessna Citation Bravo Jet.

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2003, Jan

August 13, 2016
2003, Jan

A second Cessna Grand In January…. 2003, we added a second Cessna Grand Caravan to the fleet.

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2007, Jan

August 14, 2016
2007, Jan

Opening of the Visitors Centre We celebrate the opening of our Visitors Centre by founder Tom Rees.

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2007, Feb

August 15, 2016
2007, Feb

A third Cessna Grand Caravan In February… 2007, we acquired a third Cessna Grand Caravan.

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2007, Mar

August 16, 2016

Full Accreditation-Special Care In March…. 2007, we became the first operator outside of Europe to receive ‘Full Accreditation – Special Care’ from the European Aeromedical…

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2009, Jan

August 17, 2016

3rd Cessna Citation Bravo In January…2009, we welcomed the third Cessna Citation Bravo jet to the fleet.

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2010, Jan

August 18, 2016

AMREF’s Outreach Programme continues to expand, visiting 150 hospitals in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Somalia and Southern Sudan, training more than 6,200 doctors and…

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2012, Jan

August 19, 2016
2012, Jan

Ground Ambulance New Advanced Life Support Ground Ambulance introduced.

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2012, Feb

August 20, 2016
2012, Feb

Maisha Air evacuation launched Maisha Air evacuation subscription Scheme launched.

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2013, Jan

August 21, 2016

We continue ‘Full accreditation special care’ with Eurami.

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2013, Feb

August 22, 2016

We extended fleet capability with the new Beechcraft Super King Air B200.

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2014, Dec

August 24, 2016
2014, Dec

Twice a winner- ITIC Award In December 2014, we received the annual ITIC (International Travel & Health Insurance Conference) Award. The ITIJ Awards recognise us…

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2015, Jan

August 25, 2016
2015, Jan

NHIF Medical Cover Launch for Civil Servants In Wednesday, 14th January 2015, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta Launched the NHIF Medical Evacuation Cover for Civil…

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Our Vision

To be the leading African-based aero-medical and health assistance service provider.

Our Mission

To deliver internationally accredited aero-medical and health assistance services in the best and fastest way possible. We invest in our people and are committed to leveraging the latest aviation and medical technology to ensure our patients receive the finest of care. Our commercial purpose is to support the work of Africa’s largest health development organization, Amref Health Africa, and offer our services free of charge where there is humanitarian need.

Our Values

Integrity

We put honesty and integrity at the heart of all we do, ensuring ethical and moral standards are upheld at all times.

Patient care

We are committed to providing a world-class service, ensuring our patients receive the best possible treatment, care, and compassion.

Responsiveness

With decades of experience, we are positioned to provide a fast and efficient response, even in difficult and challenging circumstances.

Safety

Safety is inherent in all we do. Whether we are in the air or on the ground, the well-being of our patients, passengers, and staff is our utmost priority.