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In 1957, Michael Wood, one of the three founding surgeons of AMREF consulted the famous Dr Albert Schweitzer at his Leprosy Mission Hospital in Lambarene, West Africa. How, he asked can we serve the 80% of rural Africans who live beyond the reach of urban medical facilities? "Use the tools of our time," was his answer. Aeroplanes and radios were the tools of that time and became the framework of AMREF.