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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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 [...]

A 45-minute flight helps provide the gift of sight

In November 2018, pilot Patrick Keller flew a team of Italian eye doctors who had spent a fortnight restoring sight in Madagascar. The 45-minute flight from Ambatondrazaka saves a day’s journey by road allowing the team of Italian eye doctors from Medici Volontari Italiani two more days to treat [...]

MAF and Medair – Reaching the most vulnerable in remote areas of the world

International emergency relief and recovery organization Medair and Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) have signed a formal agreement to continue working closely together during emergency responses and ongoing humanitarian operations. The partnership between MAF and Medair enables the rapid delivery of life-saving relief, such as health care and safe drinking water, [...]

The last call of the day

While shutting down scheduled flights for the weekend, MAF was called to make an emergency medevac when a woman was stung by a stingray. It was 4:30pm on a Friday and the operations team at Gove were closing the office for the weekend. Noel Carpenter answered the last call that [...]

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