Under special circumstances, AMREF Flying Doctors provide a Charity Evacuation service, whereby we will evacuate a patient in a serious medical condition free-of-charge.
38 such evacuations were carried out free of charge in 2015. This was an increase from the 20 missions carried out in 2014, 28 in 2013, 25 in 2012, and the 21 in 2011. This reflects the increasingly vital need for such humanitarian support to the local population.
The patients who benefited from this charity work were in serious medical conditions at the time the request was made. We evacuated these patients to medical facilities where they received appropriate medical care. None of the patients would have been able to afford such a service and, consequently, their lives could have been lost.
AMREF Flying Doctors is extremely appreciative of members of the community across the globe who fundraise for us so we can keep doing what we do best: save lives.