Amref (African Medical Research Foundation) Flying Doctors has extended its subscription coverage for medevac services to locations in Uganda following successful talks with Uganda’s chamber of commerce, according to the organization.
The group has provided “Maisha Air Ambulance” coverage in Kenya, Tanzania and other East African nations for rotary- or fixed-wing evacuation in case of a serious illness or an accident and subsequent transport to a hospital. (Maisha means life in Swahili, according to the group.) Its mostly fixed-wing fleet also includes the Eurocopter AS350 B2. Other nations it serves are Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan and Zanzibar.
Flying Doctors is owned by Amref Health Africa, an international health non-government organization based in Africa and headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.
An annual subscription’s coverage includes two evacuation flights and two ground ambulance transfers annually and direct access to a 24-hr emergency control center for medical advice. Flying Doctors also offers a tourist subscription that includes two flights for each subscription period and 24-hr access to the control center.