MAF, which currently operates three planes in Haiti and has been serving the country since 1986, provides daily flights for relief workers, medical personnel, churches, and work teams involved in community development efforts. In a country where roads are nearly impassable and bandits threaten travelers, MAF services are invaluable.
Since cholera broke out in late 2010, nearly 500,000 cases have been reported, resulting in more than 265,000 hospitalisations and some 6,800 deaths. The Haitian Ministry of Health recently reported that it expects the cholera epidemic to continue for the next two to three years as it spreads from urban centers to rural areas. MAF has aided in the ongoing battle against cholera by flying medical teams and supplies to clinics and hospitals.
'The country is optimistic right now about what is going on,' said Haiti Country Director David Carwell. 'We’ve also seen many churches and mission organisations that have been strengthened and are moving forward. We pray that MAF can be a catalyst in the process.'
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