04 July 2007
AMREF Flying Doctor Service leads the way in Air Rescue in Africa
AMREF Flying Doctor Service has become the first non-European, non US air rescue provider to receive coveted accreditation from the European Aeromedical Institute – EURAMI (www.eurami.eu). EURAMI is one of only two organisations in the world that officially assess standards of service provided by air ambulance organisations.
After a thorough on site audit, the reviewers of the EURAMI board approved the level of “Full Accreditation – Special Care to AMREF Flying Doctor Service. This is the highest level available, confirming the proven capabilities of AMREF Flying Doctor Service in air transportation of special high risk patients at high standards.
According to Dr Michael Weinlich, President of EURAMI, “the AMREF accreditation provides evidence that international standards can be achieved on a worldwide level and adequate medical care in the air rescue field is not only restricted to first world countries. AMREF Flying Doctor Service demonstrates the ability to operate under difficult circumstances at high standards. “
EURAMI is an organisation of air medical professionals and operators in and outside Europe. It has members in 27 countries and seeks to harmonise quality standards to improve patient care in air medical transport worldwide.
With 600 evacuations annually, 10 per cent of which are charitable, AMREF Flying Doctor Service continues to pave the way for quality patient care in Africa.