East Africa Ambulance Project is a non-profit organization with the purpose of bringing custom made ambulances to communities that can use them as mobile clinics and emergency evacuation vehicles.
East Africa Ambulance Project is recognized under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Effective Date of Exemption: 10 September 2009
The East Africa Ambulance Project has been collaborating with Imiliwaha Health Center since 2012. Project Imakulata, is a new initiative, led by James Smart who visited Imiliwaha in 2015. The goal of the project is to purchase an ambulance for the Imiliwaha community.
Imiliwaha Health Center is operated by Benedictine Sisters and serves an area over 4,000 square miles (that’s half of NJ). They provide basic health care for thousands of men, women and children every year. Approximately 800 women are admitted to their labor ward annually. The medical center also offers comprehensive dental care and confidential HIV counseling and testing.
In countries with developed transportation and medical infrastructure, such as the United States, ambulances serve as emergency transportation for injured or sick people to hospitals. In a rural African setting, ambulances can serve this role in addition to providing:
•primary preventative care •pre and post-natal care •vaccinations •geriatric care