FlySpec is an unique and established flying medical charity in Zambia, a country roughly two-and-a-half times the size of the British Isles, where roads are poor and travel is expensive.
Operating principally by air, FlySpec is the only orthopaedic, plastic and reconstructive service, reaching patients in the most remote areas of Zambia. No charges are made for any treatment given.
FlySpec was started by Professor John Jellis OBE in 1982. Currently FlySpec has a team of seven Orthopaedic Surgeons and Zambia’s only Plastic Surgeon, Dr Goran Jovic participating in the work. Together they travel with FlySpec to 17 Government and Mission Hospitals in the remote corners of Zambia.
FlySpec also carries prothetists , sponsored by the Scottish Charity 500 miles to make artificial limbs for amputees. An average of seven to eight devices per month are delivered and successfully fitted to both male and female patients of all ages.
FlySpec has two aircraft: a Cessna 182 and a Cessna 206. Dr Goran Jovic regularly uses the C182 but is able to fly both. The C206 is often flown by volunteer commercial pilots of Flying Mission Zambia. FMZ also services and maintains the C206 at very favourable rates.
FlySpec is the major project of the Lusaka Orthopaedic Research and Education Trust (LORET).
FlySpec is entirely supported by charitable donations.
FlySpec has a close affiliation with three reputable Global Charities. These being World Orthopaedic Concern, Wings of Hope and 500 Miles.