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Aviation Without Borders-Switzerland
Airlifts Medicine, Tests and
Equipment to Burkina Faso and the
Democratic Republic of the Congo

W

ithin a month
of COVID-19
being declared
a pandemic, the
first air shipment
of medicine delivered by the Aviation
Sans Frontières - Aviation Without
Borders (provided by the International
Health Partner Foundation in the UK
(IHP)) worth €62,525 was received by
Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr. Denis
Mukwege in Panzi hospital in eastern
Democratic Republic of the Congo
(DR Congo).
That was the start of Aviation Sans
Frontières' (ASF) COVID-19 project,
set up in just a few days following the
grounding due to COVID-19 of ASF's
last-mile humanitarian air support

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operations in war-torn countries
such as the DR Congo and Central
African Republic.
How could ASF-Switzerland, a
young chapter of the ASF-International
family (Belgium, Canada, Finland,
France, Germany, the Netherlands, U.K.
and U.S. being the others), so quickly
be in touch with Dr. Mukwege, who has
performed surgery for years to help
victims of rape in wars in eastern DR
Congo? And how was ASF able to set
up a successful new project, turning a
crisis into an opportunity to continue
to serve others, while its core activity
was suspended?
Luckily, ASF had already decided in
2018 to pool operational and financial
resources for international shared

projects within three ASF Hubs: ASF
Air Operations Hub "Orly," ASF Project
Management Hub "Brussels" and
ASF Logistics Hub "Frankfurt." ASFSwitzerland had played a remarkable
advocacy role for this re-engineering of
ASF-International.
Early this year, ASF Project
Management Hub "Brussels" was
working on a project aimed at providing
on-demand last mile aerial support to
Panzi hospital mobile medical teams
in the DR Congo province of South
Kivu due to its prevailing insecurity.
The idea was to use local air operators
presenting every guarantee required
in terms of air safety. ASF-Switzerland
was keen to participate in such a
project. But COVID-19 came abruptly.



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