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Comfortable and Efficient: Malaria Treatment Distribution

Two health officers from the Sandaun Provincial Health service are transported by MAF to four of their health centres to distribute Malaria tablets. MAF are pleased to assist the PNG Health Department overcoming a distance of almost 700km in less than 4 hours flight time. How comfortable and efficient is that! That’s where MAF’s heartbeat is making an extra jump: to help others to accomplish their work and to see people in remote areas physically and spiritually uplifted – by medicine and kind words of encouragement.

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15,000 Chickens Transported by MAF Timor-Leste

During March 2018, the MAF Timor-Leste Programme only had one aircraft. VH-MQO faithfully flew around the country delivering sick and injured patients to Dili National Hospital for the Ministry of Health. The plane was used by significant government officials like Jose Ramos Horta, former Prime Minister and President of Timor-Leste and Dr Mari Alkatiri, current Prime Minister of the country. Then VH-MQO has transported staff from aid and development organisations around the nation for their work in health care and technology development. And it has carried fifteen thousand chickens to Oecusse.

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Who maintains the many little airstrips we land on? Part 1

Who maintains the many little airstrips we land on? It’s the local communities! It is not an easy task to keep the little bush airstrips in operational condition to comply with the high MAF standards for safety. Keeping the grass cut all the time in a tropical climate, and having a good drainage system to prevent the airstrip from being soggy is very time-consuming. Imagine if your little airstrip doesn’t get a lot of traffic, but you are still having to cut the grass all the time by hand, just in case there’s a medevac or other need.

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Press Release: Five new Cessna Caravans for MAF Papua New Guinea

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, and Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) International are pleased to announce the order of five Cessna Caravan 208 turboprops for its operations in Papua New Guinea (PNG), with the option for purchasing an additional two aircraft. This is the single largest aircraft investment by MAF International in its history. The five aircraft are scheduled to be delivered from Textron Aviation before the end of this year and are expected to be operational in PNG by mid-2019.

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New Hangar Cover for Timor-Leste

When the roof of the hangar in Timor-Leste gets severely damaged by a storm, the staff at MAF Timor-Leste are comforted by the fact that a replacement is already ready and waiting, thanks to the generous support of MAF Australia donors. Here is the story of what happened.

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A Story from Kenya

Describing himself as ‘a jack of all trades, master of none!’ Stan can usually be found working part time as a grader operator and mechanic on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. However in January, his situation was very different: he was on the other side of the world, in a remote area of northern Kenya, where he was able to make use of 5Y-PTL to assist him in meeting his ministry commitments.

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Mobile Dental Clinic – Papua New Guinea

The people at Niksek had never been to a dentist before. When facing toothache or a mouth infection they just had to hang in there or treat it the bush way to get the aching tooth out somehow or get used to it. Now, in January 2018, two German dentists had brought a mobile dental unit to the people with the assistance of MAF.

“We are so appreciative of MAF and all their staff who made this ministry possible,“ one of the dentist’s Gerhard expressed. “We are so grateful for all their assistance, safe and timely flying and the highly subsidised flights. We could not have done this without MAF as Niksek and Moropote are nestled between the foothills of the highlands and the plains of the mighty Sepik River.”

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