MAF is a not-for-profit team of aviation professionals providing air transport in places of deepest human need - remote places where flying is not a luxury, but a lifeline. For over 60 years, MAF has flown over jungles, mountains, swamps and deserts to bring thousands of men, women and children medical care, emergency relief, long-term development and Christian hope.
NEWS | 22 June, 2015 story by Angela Harding Optometrist Andrew Koch has been making trips to Timor-Leste each year for the past 14 years. As part of a team of Australian volunteers supported by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Optometry Giving Sight, Andrew now sees his main role as that of working alongside the local health workers, providing training, mentoring, resourcing and quality control. MAF pilot Jonathan Lowe flew the team to Suai. During their five-day visit, the ophthalmological team… Read more
NEWS | 4 June, 2015 An urgent call had come from Balimo Hospital asking for an immediate medevac. But MAF pilot Markus Bischoff knew there was a big problem: Balimo airstrip was closed. Two men had been out hunting in this swampy area, and as dusk descended Gawak’s friend mistook him for prey and accidentally speared him in the back! It wasn’t until the next morning that Gawak was taken to the hospital in Balimo, only to be told they did not have a doctor there. He would have to be urgently… Read more
NEWS | 30 May, 2015 At the moment it looks likely that we will try to extend our disaster response phase of work in Nepal by another month (3 months total) – so taking us into August. After that the team are looking at what the needs and opportunities may be for MAF to be involved longer term to assist with the recovery phase to aid the Nepalis in rebuilding their lives and communities following the devastating quakes over the last month. Please support MAF's work in Nepal: click here The flight… Read more
NEWS | 20 May, 2015 story and photos courtesy of CARE The village of Yarsa in the Sindhupalchok district of eastern Nepal, had already been seriously damaged by the first earthquake on 25 April. Many homes had been razed to the ground and possessions and food lost. CARE teams were in the village doing an assessment for the needs of the community, when suddenly the second earthquake stuck Nepal on 12 May. During the quake, Nima was trapped under falling rubble from her house. She suffered a severe hip fracture… Read more
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