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2018 Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation


Amref Health Africa

Flying Doctors

The aims of this programme are to assist patients who would otherwise not have access to the health services they need and to train local staff so that they themselves will be able to provide care to patients in the future. The programme’s remit also includes the management of the most important air ambulance services provider in Africa. Amref’s Flying Doctors service transports specialized doctors to areas that are difficult to access, where road and rail links are very limited, medical services are scarce or they simply do not exist. These are areas that are only accessible by air, where hospitals and health centres have to provide care to hundreds of people living in small remote villages, sometimes located hundreds of kilometres from the nearest health centre.

Minutes of the jury