FLYSpEC, Celebrating 40 years of Flying Medical Service to Zambia
FLYSPEC IS CHANGING LIVES
FlySpec (Fly Specialists) is an unique and established flying medical charity in Zambia, a vast country, roughly two-and-a-half times the size of the British Isles. With poor roads, expensive travel, high levels of poverty and a lack of infrastructure, it is impossible for the majority of Zambia's population to receive high-level medical attention.
FlySpec treat patients who would otherwise have gone untreated. It is the only service of its kind in Zambia.
Most of the work FlySpec performs is corrective surgeries for children with cleft palates and club feet.
WE NEED DONATIONS
FlySpec provide free treatment and are entirely supported by charitable donations.
FlySpec provides free orthopaedic, plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as prosthetic and orthotic services to to disabled people in the most remote areas of Zambia. Operating principally by air, FlySpec is the only flying medical service available in these places.
DID YOU KNOW?
Over sixty percent of our patients are physically disabled children.
How It Began
John Jellis established Flyspec in 1982 as an outreach programme from the orthopaedic unit of the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka.
FlySpec has 2 aircraft: a C182 and a C206. Dr Goran Jovic flies both although the C206 is also flown by volunteer commercial pilots of Flying Mission Zambia (FMZ) who services and maintain the C206.
FlySpec is the major project of the Lusaka Orthopaedic Research and Education Trust (LORET).