Haiti Air Ambulance Celebrates 10th Anniversary of First Patient Flight


Remains Committed to Expanding the Healthcare Landscape in Haiti

Haiti, June 20, 2024Haiti Air Ambulance (HAA) is proud to announce the 10th anniversary of its first patient flight, marking a decade of impact in Haiti. Since its inception on June 20, 2014, HAA has been a vital lifeline, providing emergency medical transportation and critical care to thousands of Haitians in need, regardless of the ability to pay.

Over the past decade, Haiti Air Ambulance has flown over 2,000 missions, transporting patients from remote and underserved areas to hospitals equipped to provide the specialized care they require. HAA’s commitment to saving lives and improving healthcare access in Haiti has made a profound impact on the country’s medical landscape.

“As we celebrate this significant milestone, we reflect on the lives we’ve touched and the communities we’ve served,” said David Ellis, Executive Director of Haiti Air Ambulance. “Our mission has always been to expand access to emergency medical care and foster a sustainable system and path to self-sufficiency in Haiti through community health education. We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the past ten years.”

Haiti Air Ambulance’s efforts go beyond emergency transportation. The organization has been instrumental in delivering medical supplies, supporting disaster relief efforts, and providing training to local healthcare professionals. HAA’s Basic Life Support (BLS) training programs have empowered Haitians with lifesaving skills, turning everyday individuals into first responders in critical situations.

This anniversary is a time to celebrate past achievements and a chance to look forward. The need for reliable emergency medical services in Haiti remains urgent, especially in the wake of the nation’s ongoing humanitarian crisis.

“Looking ahead, we are dedicated to expanding our reach and enhancing our services,” Ellis added. “We invite our supporters to join us in this journey. Your donations make it possible for us to continue providing critical medical care and hope to the people of Haiti.”

Haiti Air Ambulance operates as a non-profit organization, relying on donations to fund its lifesaving missions. To celebrate this milestone and support HAA’s ongoing efforts, please consider making a donation. Your contribution ensures that HAA can continue to provide emergency medical transport, deliver essential medical supplies, and offer training programs that save lives.

About Haiti Air Ambulance: Haiti Air Ambulance (HAA) is an established 501(c)(3) non-profit that has been in operation in Haiti since 2014. HAA operates the only medically equipped helicopter based in Haiti and is dedicated to making health care accessible to all of Haiti’s 11.5 million inhabitants.

For more information about Haiti Air Ambulance and to make a donation, visit https://www.haitiairambulance.org/donate/

Contact Information:

Haiti Air Ambulance
Marcia Lehman
(708) 288-1544

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