AMREF Flying Doctors is a non-profit limited liability company based in Nairobi Kenya and is solely owned by the international humanitarian Health organisation AMREF Health Africa.
Since its formation in 1957 by Sir Archie McIndoe, Sir Michael Wood and Dr Tom Rees, AMREF has delivered health care to some of the most remote areas of East Africa. AMREF Flying Doctors is committed to providing world-class medical services to the people of Africa as one of Africa’s leading air ambulance services, operating across the African continent in nations such as Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Somalia, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Burundi.
AMREF provides air evacuation services 24 hours a day with fulltime medical and aircrew including inter-hospital transfer. In addition, patients can be repatriated via jet air ambulance aircraft to Europe, Asia, Middle East, Far East and North America or medical escort can be provided on commercial carriers.
As a vital link between remote areas and the Emergency Control Centre at Wilson Airport in Nairobi AMREF has established the largest two-way radio network in Africa, comprising over 100 HF radio stations across East Africa. AMREF also provides a medical outreach programme, taking specialist health care to some of the most impoverished and remote communities of Africa.