Entebbe, Uganda. Air Serv has just trucked 2,900 kg (6,380 lbs.) of obstetric fistula surgical kits on behalf of Direct Relief to clinics around Uganda. The kits, delivered to Kampala, Soroti, and Mbale, will dramatically improve maternal healthcare in the region.
“We’re pleased to leverage our transportation and logistics expertise on behalf of other NGOs,” said Troy Conrey, Air Serv’s Uganda-based Managing Director.
Africa Region Program Manager for Direct Relief, Malena Tangu, stated, “On behalf of our Ugandan partners and their patients, Direct Relief would like to thank Air Serv for ensuring the smooth importation and delivery of this consolidated shipment to the various recipient sites. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Air Serv.”
Direct Relief was founded in 1948 and actively works in over 70 countries to improve healthcare in impoverished areas. Programs specifically focus on disease treatment and prevention, emergency preparedness and response, and maternal and child healthcare.
With a fleet of six Cessna Caravans, Air Serv specializes in “last mile” air transportation in support of East African humanitarian programs. Air Serv also provides commercial air charter, facility, and aircraft maintenance services. For more information about Air Serv see www.airserv.org and follow Air Serv on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/airservintl /
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2016
Contact: Troy Conrey, at +256 772 755 126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.