Medevac and flying doctor services2018-03-17T18:39:41+00:00

Medevac and flying doctor services

In addition to providing emergency medevac flights, MAF works to provide isolated communities with access to healthcare through our flying doctor services. We also help stem the tide of disease and sickness by distributing mosquito netting and vaccines.

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More than a ride home

In 2018, MAF carried out their 100th Medical Safari in Madagascar. Patients, including a little girl called Liny received surgery. She had a tumour the size of a grapefruit removed.MAF and ITEC have a shared history dating back to the 1950’s. After MAF pilot Nate Saint and his four friends [...]

100 medical safari flights in Madagascar

In 2018, MAF carried out their 100th Medical Safari in Madagascar. Patients, including a little girl called Liny received surgery. She had a tumour the size of a grapefruit removed. Doctors, nurses, medical supplies and equipment including an ultrasound machine were all loaded onto the plane for the flight. [...]

Building bridges in South Sudan

CAFOD and sister agency, Trócaire, both have a long history of working in South Sudan through church and non-church partners who support vulnerable people in communities. CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) and its sister agency, Trócaire, both have a long history of working in South Sudan through church and [...]

Medevac twins still thriving at five in Timor-Leste

Back in 2013, MAF Timor-Leste received an urgent call to help 23-year-old Elizita Cardoso, a young mother whose joy at expecting twins turned to fear when she began to show signs of pre-eclampsia pregnancy complications.The speedy delivery of both babies was vital, but living in the rural town of Suai, [...]

Healthcare brings hope for the Turkana

The Turkana are some of Kenya’s most isolated and disadvantaged people. An estimated 90% of this pastoralist community live below the poverty line. Serving them are a team of roughly 20 healthcare workers at a small medical clinic in Lokichogio. The clinic, run by African Inland Church, focuses on [...]

Island Medevac in Timor-Leste

Living life waiting for the phone to ring is a big part of a pilot’s life in Timor-Leste. Even on public holidays, birthdays and Christmas Day, a pilot and a hangar assistant are ready and waiting for a call. On Saturday, the 15th December, it was Jason Job who [...]

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