AMREF Flying Doctors CEO and Medical Director, Dr. Bettina Vadera settles Baby Satrine and the Dad in a Ground Ambulance soon after receiving them at the Wilson Airport this morning.

On the morning of 25th March 2014, AMREF Flying Doctors evacuated Baby Satrine Osinya, one of the victims of a gun attack on a church in Mombasa. Baby Osinya needed to go through a delicate procedure to remove the bullet lodged in his head.

AMREF Flying Doctors successfully delivered Baby Satrine from Mombasa to Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi by air ambulance. As part of AMREF Flying Doctors charity evacuation programme, the costs for this Air Ambulance flight will be absorbed by AMREF Flying Doctors, who regularly undertake charity evacuations.

These charity missions are done under special circumstances, in partnership with rural medical facilities, the Kenyatta National Hospital and other private medical institutions, targeting patients in serious medical conditions who are not able to afford the cost of crucial air transfer. To retrieve baby Satrine, AMREF Flying Doctors deployed one of their Intensive-care-equipped Air Ambulance aircraft with a specialized emergency medical crew on board.

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AMREF Flying Doctors supported the 2013 Horse of the Year Show (HOTYS 2013) which was held on Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th December at the Jamhuri Park, Nairobi.

HOTYS is an annual event organized by the Horse Association Kenya (HAK) as part of the activities geared towards promoting the welfare of and knowledge about horses, and – most prominently – horse sports in Kenya.

Last year’s show was bigger and more exciting with the incorporation of Juvenile and Young Riders into the programme.

Our main objective was to create brand awareness and sales.


AMREF Flying Doctor was proud to be a sponsor of the golf tournament that took place at the Muthaiga Golf Club on Wednesday 15th January 2014.




Three people who sustained gun shot wounds were Wednesday evacuated from Moyale after clan feuds left scores killed and about 100 head of cattle driven away by attackers from Ethiopia. Reports from the ground say none of the cattle had been recovered by the end of the day as a team of AMREF Flying Doctors were dispatched to the area to airlift casualties to Nairobi for treatment.


AMREF Flying Doctors have received a new Neonatal Transport Incubator, TI 500 Incubator.

This is neonatal transport incubator that is used for safe transport of extreme premature babies, preterm babies and full term newborn babies that require movement from one facility to another. It provides mobile neonatal intensive care set up especially to critically ill neonates. The incubator is one of the latest incubator in the world market, produced and marketed by Drager.
 The TI 500 Transport provides a mobile neonatal intensive care system, to accommodate your most critical infants during transport.


  • Front-Mounted Controls – All patient parameters are easily viewed and available for quick access.
  • Internal Tank Storage – Gas tanks are housed beneath the incubator frame providing compact storage, easy access.
  • Auxiliary Flow Meter - An auxiliary flow meter is standard on the Air-Shields TI500 Globe-Trotter™ Neonatal Transport System with an additional hand circuit to allow manual resuscitation if necessary. This offers the ability to ventilate twins in one incubator.



  • Facilities for fluid delivery and vital signs monitoring
  • Strain relief blocks to prevent accidental extubation
  • Capacity for recharging auxiliary support equipment batteries
  • Available on a choice of stands

A group of mountain climbers from the Up The Mountain Bible Mission recently visited AMREF Flying Doctors at Wilson Airport. The purpose on the visit was to deliver a certificate and Gold medal which the organization awarded to AMREF Flying Doctors in recognition of the support rendered during the organization’s project of planting a Bible on top of Mount Kenya. AMREF Flying Doctors provided emergency evacuation cover for the eight climbers. Fortunately, there was no incident and the mission was completed successfully.


The Arusha Community Christmas Fair was held on the 26th and 27th of November, at the TGT Sports Grounds opposite the Arusha Airport. You definitely had to put on your best Christmas smile, binge on some Christmas cheer as you joined the Arusha community in ushering in the festive season. This fair taking on an exhibition style, started at 10.00 am.



At the fair, where up to 80 stands; 40 NGO's, 3 bars, food court and entertainment for everyone with unique, handmade, creative works of art and craft from all over East Africa. Worry not about apathy in stomach matters; there was a great variety of ingestible on offer. Kids too; they were well-entertained, with the face painting, games, bouncy castle, kids corner and Father Christmas.
Our stand was strategically placed and visible . The curious shoppers visited our stand to inquire more about our services , some of them had seen our adverts on Citizen TV.  Maisha subscribers also got the opportunity to renew their subscriptions.  



AMREF (African Medical & Research Foundation) and its Flying Doctor Service have been providing air ambulance services since 1957 to people in East Africa, residents and non residents alike. A membership to this service from AMREF used to be available through the Flying Doctors Society of Africa (FDSA), an entity formed to raise funds for AMREF.


AMREF Flying Doctors sponsored Mount Kenya 10 A Side Rugby Tournament on the 28th and 29th September 2013 at the Nanyuki Sports club .The event is related to conservation of the beautiful fauna and florawhich are the main tourist attractions of the bigger Mt. Kenya Region . The proceeds realised from the tournament sponsorships was to be utilised to assist the very needy causes in the region so as to make a difference in people's lives and their environment .

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