A new airstrip in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is enabling MAF to bring desperately needed medical supplies to remote parts of the country.
The villages in northern DRC have been severely affected by malaria this year. The medical clinic in Zobia is underequipped and unable to effectively treat all those who are ill. In nearby Nebobongo, the small hospital was treating 88 malaria-infected children in a ward with 22 beds. MAF staff in Uganda obtained medical supplies and flew them to DRC, where they were then flown out to the small villages in need.
‘We had been told that many people were dying for lack of malaria treatment, and the whole community was out for the great celebration when the little plane landed. People from the village had been working tirelessly to get the strip rehabilitated so the aircraft could bring the meds and medical teams that would help them. The paths through the forest are not big enough to accommodate a car, and until the airstrip opened everything had to come in by motorcycle or by foot.’
MAF has been serving the people of DRC for more than 50 years.
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