Rescue a Mum in PNG

This is baby Steven born in Rumginae, PNG.
He's a little MAF miracle.

Loretta, Steven's mother, had been in labour for a whole day, but her contractions weren't strong enough to push the baby out. She and her baby were in life-threatening danger.

The harsh reality is that many of these isolated areas are completely cut off from the health care that we in Australia have such easy access to. If MAF is not there to rescue them in their time of need, no-one will.

Thankfully, we were able to reach Loretta and deliver her to a hospital in time for a safe birth. Mum and baby are doing well!

Will you invest your tax-deductible donation into a plane ticket for someone else? Someone you will never meet. Someone like baby Steven.

Invest in a ticket to help save a life.

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Every day people in the most isolated regions of PNG are in need of life-transforming help. Your tax-deductible donation into a plane ticket will help save a life.

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"they have saved countless number of lives of women and children"

Take a minute to see how your partnership is saving and transforming lives every day.

A woman in remote PNG is 100 times more likely to die from childbirth than in Australia. Your gift today could help rescue the life of one of these mums.

Gifts over $2 are tax deductible through MAF Aid Fund 49498842455. These medevacs are only made possible through donations. We need your help.

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Who is MAF and what is a medevac?

For 70 years MAF has flown over rivers, jungles, swamps and mountains to bring medical assistance, community development, Christian Hope and this kind of disaster relief. Today it is a network of 1400 aviation professionals operating 140 aircraft in over 30 countries.

What is a medevac:
A medevac is the short way of saying medical evacuation. Essentially its an emergency response to someone who is dire need of medical support but is cut off from hospitals or other medical support.

How will my money be used?

You donation will support the medevac ministry in PNG. With your partnership, MAF is serving a network of over 200 destinations in PNG – more than Qantas serves worldwide.

The communities attached to these destinations are extremely isolated. To us a mountain is majestic but to people in the remote parts of PNG, it is the reason a simple birth complication can lead to death.

Together we are able to overcome mountains, jungles, rivers and swamps, and turn days of travel into minutes.

How much does a medevac cost in PNG?

It depends! Flight times can be anywhere from 20 minutes to two hours, depending on the location of the remote community and its closest hospital.

But to give you an idea, we perform around 500 medevacs in PNG each year, and this typically costs us around $200,000 USD to do. So that makes the cost of an “average” medevac flight $400 USD ($540 AUD).

I have more questions

Please feel free to shoot us an email: [email protected] or give someone at the office a call on 1800 650 169 to ask your question!

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