Help Fund the Air Ambulance in Rural Guyana
Help patients in the most remote areas of rural Guyana get to the medical care they need!
We can't all pilot an airplane above a South American jungle in a mission to save a life, but we can lend a helping hand to those who do.
Since 2001, the Remote Area Medical® (RAM) Volunteer Corps has operated a free air ambulance service in rural Guyana, transporting emergency cases from the remotest villages to the small hospital in the town of Lethem, on the border with Brazil. RAM's air ambulance has flown over 1,200 emergency cases, and also enabled doctors and dentists to visit these remote villages, benefiting over 8,000 patients.
Guyana is a country with an underdeveloped infrastructure; for instance, 84 out of its 93 airstrips are unpaved. RAM currently operates over 200 flights a year in Guyana, literally saving lives that would otherwise be lost. But with an average round trip of 160 miles, consuming 22 gallons of fuel, the air ambulance program is one of RAM's largest unfunded expenses.
You can help. This Gift That Gives More™ covers one emergency air ambulance trip to transport a patient for life-saving medical treatment. Choose to fund a single flight ($82.00), or the round trip from the hospital base to the village and back ($164.00).
The Remote Area Medical® (RAM) Volunteer Corps provides free healthcare, dental care, eye care, veterinary services, and technical and educational assistance to people in remote areas of the United States and the world. Founded in 1985, RAM coordinates volunteer doctors, nurses, pilots, veterinarians and support workers to provide no-cost healthcare to those with limited access to care. Medical supplies, medicines, facilities and vehicles are donated. RAM expeditions have served people in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, Guyana, East Africa, India, Nepal, and more.
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