Paris, France, 1 February 2024 – We are delighted to welcome AMREF to Assistance Partner status within the International Assistance Group.
Having been an Accredited Service Provider within the group since January 2015 for air ambulance services, they now provide the full range of assistance services that meet the selection criteria for our Assistance Partner status.
From their base in Kenya, their Assistance Partner status for all inbound travel will also cover Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. They are also able to assist in the Central African Republic and Djibouti when possible.
‘Having served so many IAG Partners over a long period of time with our air ambulance services, we are extremely pleased that we can now formally offer a wider range of medical assistance services over such a large area’, stated Jane Munyua, AMREF Flying Doctors’ Medical Assistance Manager.
Renowned for its air ambulance capabilities for over 66 years, AMREF’s in-depth and on-the-ground experience will now provide partners of the International Assistance Group with additional services such as the
- guarantee of hospital payments and related costs
- follow up on medical reports
- arrangement of flight tickets and hotel accommodation for patients and their next of kin
- ground transfers by taxi
- help with lost or stolen documentation and luggage
- emergency cash advances
- repatriation of mortal remains and funeral assistance
- house calls for bedside assessments
- medicine dispatch
- homecare assistance
In addition, they also provide medical escorts on commercial flights within the African region and to the rest of the world.
AMREF Flying Doctors is a commercial entity that supports the more significant work of Amref Health Africa, a non-governmental health organisation employing over 1500 people within 100 projects in poor or marginalised populations throughout Eastern Africa.
With the future development of healthcare professionals and managers critical to the region, Amref Health Africa has established its own International University offering Certificate and Diploma Courses and undergraduate and Postgraduate degree courses.
Twice winners of the prestigious ITIJ Air Ambulance Provider of the Year Award, AMREF Flying Doctors is accredited by EURAMI for Long-range / Intercontinental Fixed Wing Air Ambulance, Regional Fixed Wing Air Ambulance and Commercial Airline Medical Escort. This includes Medical Endorsement as an adult critical care provider.