Global Alliance for Assisted Transportation and Network for Medical Transportation Agencies Unite to Transform Healthcare Accessibility in Africa
By: Global Alliance for Assisted Transportation (GAAT)
The collaboration between GAAT and NEMTA has been solidified through a multiyear MOU, opening the door for their joint efforts. By combining GAAT's institutional capabilities, advanced technological solutions, business expertise, and industry resources with NEMTA's local knowledge and extensive experience, this partnership becomes a catalyst for change. Together, they will champion operational excellence, advocate for policy changes, spur business growth, mobilize essential resources, enhance capacities, and provide unwavering technical support.
Jude Tadeo Musoke, the visionary Founder of NEMTA, expresses his heartfelt belief in this collaboration:
Michael Shabkie, the Founder of GAAT, and Non Emergency Medical Transportation Accreditation Commission (NEMTAC) echoes Musoke sentiment: "Our partnership epitomizes the unwavering commitment shared by NEMTA and GAAT, that every individual, irrespective of their financial status or geographic location, deserves access to quality medical care. We warmly invite potential partners and stakeholders to join us in our quest to redefine healthcare equity and access through innovative transportation solutions."
GAAT operates as a collaborative partner, playing a crucial role in enabling the sharing of evidence-based strategies and best practices among its member organizations. With a focus on improving local medical transportation services, GAAT is committed to establishing operational and educational standards for Assisted Transportation Providers (ATP).
As the demand for specialized transportation services skyrockets worldwide due to an aging population and soaring healthcare costs, GAAT collaborates with industry regulators, NGOs, medical transportation associations, trade organizations, and NEMT providers in targeted countries. Offering tailored operational standards and policies, GAAT addresses the unique needs of each community. Moreover, GAAT provides advanced training and certification programs for vehicle operators, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver secure and dependable transportation services. To ensure safety, quality, and reliability, GAAT and its alliance members work tirelessly to establish local accreditation programs that recognize Assisted Transportation Providers (ATP) meeting rigorous standards.
"We are elated to join forces with GAAT and make a tangible impact in the lives of people across Africa," Musoke exclaims with a sense of purpose. "Together, we can ensure that everyone has access to the healthcare they require."
About Global Alliance for Assisted Transportation: GAAT stands as a beacon of hope and catalyst for change, working relentlessly to enhance transportation services for vulnerable populations worldwide. With a primary focus on increasing healthcare accessibility, reducing missed appointments, and addressing the impact of social determinants of health, GAAT employs community-based solutions, innovative technology platforms, and international best practices to establish sustainable and inclusive healthcare transportation systems. Driven by an unwavering dedication to empowering individuals, bridging transportation gaps, and promoting equitable access to quality healthcare, GAAT is dedicated to creating lasting change.
About NEMTA: The Network for Medical Transportation Agencies (NEMTA) is a network of visionary members committed to establishing a dynamic assisted transportation network in Africa. NEMTA provides industry stakeholders with operational best practices, policy advocacy, business development opportunities, resource mobilization, capacity building, and technical support.