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CAR Emergency Medical Intervention Project



I want to bring you up to speed on our new medical mission in the Central African Republic


I have been keeping close track of the geopolitical situation in the Central African Republic and the neighboring counties, and it is extremely tenuous at best.  The CAR government is still trying to deal with the refugee crises of their own people caused by the CAR civil war that has been ongoing since 2012.  To date they have made very little progress.  Currently there are more than 1.4 million CAR residents (1/3 of the population) that have been displaced from their country (fled the CAR), a great many went to Sudan, DR Congo, and other neighboring countries to escape the atrocities.  More than 500,000 have been internally displaced (still living in the CAR but homeless). And there are over 1.1 million people from the CAR that are at risk of statelessness. And of course there are a few million innocent little kids suffering terribly in the midst of this human tragedy!

Right now neighboring Sudan is in a civil war with thousands of refugees pouring out of the state of Darfur (Sudan) looking for peace and refuge in the CAR which is still embroiled in its own civil war.  The CAR is ranked as the poorest nation on earth and one of the most dangerous places on earth.  It is also ranked as the worst place in the world to grow up as a child!  Many of the CAR residents who had fled to Sudan during the CAR civil war have now been forced to flee Sudan back into the CAR!  (It is analogous to jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire!)  The CAR government is completely helpless in responding to this new refugee crisis in their own country.  That part of the CAR, the northeastern frontier (border) region with Sudan is completely lawless and very dangerous.  The area is under the total control of radical Islamic terrorist organizations.  It is rife with illegal arms trafficking and human trafficking.  I was there in 2017 and for me to say that it is dangerous…well…it has to be really bad! 

This headline from a 21 August 2023 article reads:  “Central African Republic: Health Emergency in Central African Republic Requires Urgent Response”  Here are a few excerpts from this article which is linked below:  At the beginning of 2023, Dr Sabio, a former MSF doctor in the city of Bangassou, took over the management of the hospital (at Bakouma). It is meant to handle surgical complications in a volatile area (war torn) near Nzacko, in the northwestern part of the Mbomou prefecture. "For 12 years, not a single doctor was present here," he says. "The hospital was run by a health assistant. Well, when I say 'hospital', that's a big word. There is no electricity, no ambulance, and beds (are) without mattresses. When I arrived, there wasn't even a thermometer, blood pressure monitor, pulse oximeter, or glucometer. The pharmacy was empty, too," says Dr Sabio .~~~ "There are 18 of us running the hospital, but I'm the only one with medical training," says Dr Sabio. "Due to our limited technical resources, we can't meet the basic requirements of a hospital.” ~~~ Twenty-year-old Fanny was transferred from Bakouma, (to a hospital) 130 kilometers away, because Dr Louis-Marie Sabio and his team lacked the medicines and equipment needed to treat the wound on her back. ~~~  "Sometimes, I even have to refer patients without being able to stabilize them beforehand, unsure if they will survive. The other day, I had to make an emergency transfer of a baby to Bangassou by motorbike, as we don't have an ambulance. We couldn't stabilize him, and he died a few kilometers from here, on the motorbike," says Dr Sabio.

With just a cursory search of the internet you can find many more articles that will substantiate the crisis in the CAR.

The most frustrating thing for me is this:  Every minute I am in America trying to raise funds to go back to the CAR is precious time that I could be in the CAR doing what I am very good at.  Tick tock, tick tock…how many kids could I have saved if I had been there? I am nagged by that thought…

So what does my next mission in Africa look like? I have decided to put my two medical degrees, my clinical experience, my experience in treating patients in austere environments, and my experience as a security contractor operating in hostile theaters to work in the CAR.   I am going to ship our Super Cub (airplane), along with a lot of medical supplies, to the Central African Republic (CAR) and save some lives.  I will use the Super Cub for MEDIVAC flights for patients who are able to set up in the back seat. I can fly them to the hospital in Bangui.  (With the Super Cub I could have probably saved that little baby mentioned above!).  I will also use it to access very remote bush areas, areas that take many days to drive there over nearly impassible dirt tracks at 5-10 mph.  And all of these “roads” are controlled by radical Islamic terrorist organizations that kill and rob passerbies.  But the villages that are in the bush are where the biggest need for emergency medical care is.

In order to help facilitate this new mission, African Wildlife Initiative has entered into a Joint Venture (JV) agreement with Paradox Energy & Resource Group (PERG).  We are calling this new mission The CAR Emergency Medical Intervention Project (CAREMIP).  

I am very thankful that Dr. Russ Houck, Executive Director of PERG, instantly understood the vital importance of this medical mission to the CAR

“Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this; to visit orphans and widows in their trouble and keep oneself unspotted from the world.”  James 1:26

We are looking for donors to help fund this project. Over 90% of our Super Cub build was financed, at great expense, out of my own personal funds.  Now we need additional money to get this medical mission set up and operational in the CAR.  Your donations are tax deductible.  You can make a donation on the right side of the screen, and there is another way to donate...

Below is a list of medical supplies that we also need  I have included links as to where you can purchase these supplies.  At the end of this page there is an address where you can have them drop shipped to us.  I will pick the supplies up there and get them ready to ship to the CAR.  My goal is to fill a 20’ CONEX (shipping container) with medical supplies.  Please partner with me and together we can save countless lives!

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little. Do what you can."  Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

We need the following medical supplies





Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements (in unopened bottles)

Other stuff:


  • A 20’ CONEX (shipping container) located in Alaska that is in excellent condition

  • Financial donations:  100LL AvGas is $20+ per gallon and our Super Cub burns 8 gallons per hour, and that is only one of the expenses to fly it.  My goal is to raise $485,000 to operate this mission for one year.  Any amount of money that you can donate will help!  “It is the greatest of all mistakes, to do nothing because you can only do little.  Do what you can.”  Edmond Burke

  • Help!  I am looking for either an experienced Combat Medic, Paramedic, EMT III, RN with emergency room/trauma experience, MD, or a Physician’s Assistant (PA) to go along.  And speaking French is a big plus! The pay is low and the risk is high. Exciting times…helping people who desperately need and want our help!  If you are that person (male or female), or know someone who is, please email me a resume and a cover letter stating why you want to go and why you would be good at this mission.  Please spread the word by forwarding this page of our website to all of your email addresses!  I look forward to hearing from you soon!

“Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.”  James 4:17


Besides risking well over $400,000 of my own personal equipment and supplies, including my new airplane, for this humanitarian mission into the most dangerous country on earth, I am willing to give my life to save the sick and injured people there.  So there is really only one question left…What are you willing to give?

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”  John 15:13

Please partner with us in the CAR Emergency Medical Intervention Project and together we can save countless innocent lives!  Make a donation today!

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little. Do what you can."  Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Shipping address:  If you are ordering any of the above items off of Amazon or one of the other suppliers listed above you can easily have it drop shipped to our receiving address, except for the CONEX…you can’t mail a CONEX there. :-) --But you can contact us and we will pick the CONEX up anywhere on the road system in Alaska.


African Wildlife Initiative

2521 E. Mtn. Village Dr.

Ste. B  #552

Wasilla, AK  99654


I pray that God blesses you in your decision to partner with us,




Dr. Randy McKinney

Phone: +1-907-521-4772


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