Medical Clinic.

Specialising in high altitude related illness

High Altitude Clinic

This clinic is staffed by a small group of carefully chosen specialist local physicians specially trained in mountain medicine, trauma and aeromedical rescue supported by  highly qualified nurses. This group is advised by the “KilimanjaroSAR Clinical Advisory Team” 24/7/365 ; a unique group made up of the highest level of medical and altitude advice available globally.

Meet our Medical Director

Gerald Dubowitz has over 30 years of experience in high altitude medicine practice and research. He is a past expedition doctor on several Himalayan expeditions including Mt Everest and has worked at high altitude clinics for both the Himalayan Rescue Association and the International Porter Protection Group in Nepal. He is founding faculty on both the UK and the Canadian Diploma in Mountain Medicine courses and and faculty on the US National Park Service EMT and Parkmedic programs. He is also a Professor of Anesthesia at the University of California San Francisco USA and is Director the UCSF Anesthesia Global Health Program.

Staffed 24 hours a day

The clinic is staffed 24 hours a day by Tanzanian registered nurses and assistants and is covered by a group of specially trained Tanzanian doctors. These specialist physicians are not only trained in critical care, but they have also undergone specific instruction in mountain medicine from our team of international experts

Mission

Ensure that all people on Mt. Kilimanjaro have the opportunity to get from the mountain to a hospital as fast and safely as possible. Current alternative stretcher operations are slow and dangerous. Our modern helicopters are fast and reliable.

Our Process for Emergency.

Kilimanjaro SAR is specialised in doing Helicopter based Search and Rescue operations. In case of an emergency call +255 800 713 713 and follow the steps below.

1. Gather Information

We’ll need to know about the person who needs assistance and where we can find them. Your guides will help as they have our checklists, if not our call-centre is here to help. If your travel insurance covers medical evacuations up to 6000 meters above sea level, they will cover your costs.

 

2. Rely on us

Don’t worry. We have trained more than 400 guides in Basic Life Support and Helicopter Evacuation Protocols.

3. Call Our Toll Free Emergency Line

Our call center is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we are here to assist you. Help is near.

4. Stay Calm

Rest assured that your well-being is our only concern. We will be on our way within 5 minutes.

I just wanted to send you a quick email to mention how excellent William, Bosco, Dr. Sweetbert and Amina were during our emergency! I am sure there were others involved that we don’t know of, however these are the individuals that I came in touch with, and actually I am amazed at the efficiency, professionalism and caring nature right from the start of the emergency call at approx. 4:30am on a Sunday morning! They went above and beyond my expectations.- Mrs Remee Roperia, MD, Shah Tours & Travel Ltd.
I was able to directly witness the hospital care during a charity evacuation of a porter by Kilimanjaro SAR. The porter was transported speedily to a hospital in Moshi which allowed him to receive prompt medical attention. A company representative remained with him until he was finished with his treatment. All details of the hospital were taken care of in a professional, courteous and helpful manner.- Karen Valenti, Program Manager, Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project
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