The ASF “medical supplies” service offers, exclusively to humanitarian approved associations, the possibility of sending parcel of 8 kg of medicines and humanitarian freight in the world for the benefit of hospitals, health centers, leper-houses as well as for deprived and isolated religious congregations.
ASF organizes special operations during natural disasters and the regular sending of nutritional products in Africa and Madagascar for underfed children. ASF carries out checks on local controls concerning the distribution and the use of its shipments.
Thanks to the help of Air France Cargo and TAT Express, parcels of medicine coming from all over France are sent to ASF Orly headquarter After approval of the Captain and agreement among the controls police and customs, they are assigned to the crews serving the destination most in need. The ASF antennas in Reunion Island (Saint-Denis) and Guadeloupe (Pointe-à-Pitre) support in-transit shipments..
550 humanitarian organizations benefit from this kind of transport.
Everyday throughout the year, 3 to 5 people from a team of 40 volunteers, put on board an aircraft(s) from 15 to 20 parcels of medical supply. At the headquarter in Orly airport, it is 15 volunteers assisted by an ASF employee who take turns to manage planning and shipments.
In 2011, ASF has sent 8000 parcels composed mainly of a majority of medicine, small medical equipment and surgical material but also wheelchairs. About fifty stations have benefited from these shipments.
Loading for Chile in 2010
During exceptional circumstances (floods, earthquakes), Aviation Sans Frontières is able to benefit from jumbo jets provided by airlines or by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
These operations cover the survival assistance during natural disasters but also during campaigns of prevention, vaccination and screening to ensure the supply of medical teams on site.
Partners: Among the 550 organizations that benefit from this method of transport include: Humanitarian Pharmaceuticals International, Secours Populaire, Order of Malta France, Missionary Work of the Father Lafourcade, Entrepreneurs Network Partners, Persis, Resiac Bonsecours, Hope for a child (Hérault ), Fight against sickle cell Madagascar ...
ASF has negotiated preferential rates with Air France Cargo as well as with other airlines and shipping companies. This allowed ASF to offer this benefit to organizations wishing to ship humanitarian supplies in large quantities at a very competitive cost.
Finally, in the same vein, an effective partnership was signed with ATR manufacturer and the Airbus Corporate Foundation, putting at ASF disposal new aircrafts being delivered to transport free humanitarian aid from Toulouse or Nantes.
Thus, 31 tons of freight were transported in 2010 to 17 destinations in the world especially to El Salvador, Haiti and Chile to help the victims of earthquakes.
For more than 20 years these humanitarian operations allow to distribute every day either a glass of milk (33 cl), or a milky porridge of millet, sorghum or groundnut to more than thousand sick or underfed African and Malagasy children. This milk is distributed within various clinics, health centers and hospitals
In 2010, ASF participated in the financing of 16 tons of milk powder and nutritional products for Madagascar and assumed the cost of transportation and distribution.
The milk missions are realized with the support of the National Federation of Milk Producers and the financial support of several partners of which the Ordre de Malte France, the Rotary Club, the association EGEE in Côte d’Or (France) and the Villebon- sur-Yvette town hall.