AMREF Flying Doctors Newsletter – June 2015
 
AMREF Flying Doctors Evacuates Garissa Gun Attack Victims
Following the Easter weekend terrorist attack on Garissa University College in Northern Kenya, AMREF Flying Doctors joined the government of Kenya and other disaster response organisations in one of the biggest operations since a similar attack on Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi.

AMREF Flying Doctors airlifted 26 of the critically injured patients who included eighteen students and eight police officers – all carried out in six flights.The eight police officers were evacuated under the new National Hospital Insurance Fund enhanced medical evacuation cover for Civil Servants and Disciplined Forces.
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The 18 students were evacuated at no cost under the AMREF Flying Doctors Charity evacuation scheme. The AMREF Flying Doctors medical team was charged with assisting the Garissa District Hospital with triage and identifying the critically injured of the victims for onward evacuation to Nairobi for further specialised treatment.
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Launched!  Inbound Insurance Cover with Terrorism Clause
AMREF Flying Doctors has teamed up with AIG Kenya Insurance and other tourism stakeholders to provide an inbound travel insurance cover to tourists visiting Kenya.The new cover includes terrorism exposures to all people visiting Kenya.

Dr Bettina Vadera, AMREF Flying Doctors Chief Executive Officer & Medical Director expressed confidence that the re-launched AIG Inbound Travel Cover – in partnership with AMREF Flying Doctors – will give the regions’ tourism industry the much-needed helping hand.

Kenya is regarded to be more prone to certain risks and some countries have advised their Citizens from traveling to some parts of the country.

Hotels and Tour operators will get in touch with AIG and chosen broker for clients to buy the cover directly from the insurance company. To find out more, please visit www.travelguard.com
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On Safari?  Get yourself covered!
It is the travel high season again and AMREF is reminding you to ensure you have your cover in the event of a medical emergency.

While on safari in the region, it would not be a surprise to find yourself in some form of medical emergency from a variety of courses ranging from Road Traffic Accidents, Malaria, food poisoning or some other complications occasioned by the drastic changes in weather from country of origin. AMREF Flying Doctors provides evacuation cover for tourist under the Maisha Tourist Scheme.

This cover gives tourist access to our professional and world-class air evacuation cover for the short duration of stay at an affordable cost and is available either through Tour operators or upon direct subscription by the individual tourists.