shipment to the Philippines
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.
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.
In 2010, the ASF “medical-supplies” department forwarded 75 tons of humanitarian aid to Haiti to help victims of the earthquake. As in the past, this department had met the needs of Madagascar, Lebanon, Peru, Chile and Pakistan following disasters or conflicts.
Learn more about the second “Medical-supplies” shipment to the Philippines
In September 2010, ASF has sent one ton of medical-supplies in Manila aboard an Airbus A320 provided by EADS.
New operation, but this time with the support of our loyal partner ATR which allowed us, with the consent of his client, to use a brand new ATR 72 of the Philippine company "Cebu Pacific Air". Nearly 400 kg of medical supplies were sent in to Manila.
It is the “East Avenue Medical Center " social hospital in the capital that has benefited from this shipment with two ventilators / respirators for anesthesia, three heart monitors, press-syringes, volumetric pumps for drip and digital thermometers. This equipment as well as three parcels of medical supplies were given to our ASF-Provence & French Riviera delegation by the “Joseph Ducoing”’ hospital and by Toulouse university hospital (CHU).
On Friday 4th of March at 2:30 pm, the ATR72 left Toulouse and landed in Manilla on Monday 7th of March , after a trip of about 70 hours through Greece, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, the Maldives Islands and Malaysia.
Presented upon arrival at the hospital staff, we expect that this equipment will contribute to the help supplied - in some cases voluntarily - by the practitioners of the E.A.M.C whose dedication for many poor patients is well established!
29th March 2011