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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Visser, Marlize
Email marlize.kuhn@internationalsos.com
URN etd-11242011-124203
Document Title Air ambulance transport in sub-Saharan Africa : challenges experienced by health care professionals
Degree MCur
Department Nursing Science
Advisor Name Title
Prof S P Hattingh Co-Supervisor
Dr T Heyns Supervisor
  • air ambulance transport
  • health care professionals
Date 2011-09-09
Availability unrestricted

Air ambulances transport patients to their home country or to centres of medical excellence when they are critically ill or injured. From stranded hikers to cancer patients, individuals worldwide use air ambulance transport when they need care that cannot be provided in the country or area where they are situated.


The overall aim of this study was to explore the challenges experienced by health care professionals during air ambulance transport of patients in sub-Saharan Africa.

Research method

A quantitative, non-experimental, descriptive, exploratory design was used. The study was conducted in three phases. Phase 1 was the planning of the questionnaire, Phase 2 was the pre-testing of the questionnaire and Phase 3 was the execution phase in which the questionnaires were distributed, and data were captured and analysed.


The researcher used the data generated from the questionnaires to indicate short falls within air ambulance transport services in sub-Saharan Africa.


The researcher made recommendations in order to increase the level of air ambulance services in sub-Saharan Africa.

2011, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.

Please cite as follows:

Visser, M 2011, Air ambulance transport in sub-Saharan Africa : challenges experienced by health care professionals, MCur dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-11242011-124203/ >


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