Remote Area Medical is grateful to note that this month marks 20 years of Air Ambulance service, bringing healthcare access to thousands of Amerindian villagers in remote Guyana.
Thanks to the generous support of our donors, repairs on the aircraft have been completed and we are awaiting the day that we can return. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing strict travel restrictions, all of the country’s airports have been closed to international passengers since March 16, 2020 and it is unknown when those limits will be lifted.
Remote Area Medical is relying on increased hope and possibility in 2021. One year ago, we would never have expected to be where we are today. The pandemic was in the early stages around the world and knowledge of the future and how widespread it would become was very limited. New guidelines were being put into place on a daily basis. Weeks of limitations turned into months, and months have now turned into a year. With increased vaccinations, slowing the spread of COVID-19 looks to be a real possibility. We are looking to the future with hope that maybe we will soon be able to return to Guyana to treat those in need.
Our dedicated volunteers and staff remain committed to RAM’s mission of preventing pain and alleviating suffering. The purpose of our mission has not changed and we are grateful for the support our Guyana Air Ambulance program has received in this time of global crisis.
Our hope is that we will soon see wheels up again.
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