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    • Solar power soars in Papua New Guinea

      Solar power soars in Papua New Guinea

      21 Feb 2021

      In the last five years, increasing demand for solar energy installations in Papua New Guinea has resulted in a new Solar and Electrical Department for 'MAF Technology Services PNG'. MAF's Joy Suarkia looks back on how they've been meeting the demand…

    • MAF celebrates the power of radio in PNG on 'World Radio Day'

      MAF celebrates the power of radio in PNG on 'World Radio Day'

      13 Feb 2021

      Through the decades, we see what 'MAF Technology Services PNG' has achieved through the power of radio - saving lives, sharing the Gospel and connecting the isolated…

    • MAF medevacs Hollywood actor, Ashley Judd, after shattering her leg in the DRC

      MAF medevacs Hollywood actor, Ashley Judd, after shattering her leg in the DRC

      5 Feb 2021

      Activist, Ashley Judd - and star of ‘Double Jeopardy’ and ‘Divergent’ - was medevacked to safety by MAF on 5 February after sustaining a severe leg injury during a wildlife research trip in the DRC. Ashley recounts her 55-hour ordeal to New York Times journalist, Nicholas Kristof….

    • MAF flies planes of peace to ease South Sudanese conflict

      MAF flies planes of peace to ease South Sudanese conflict

      1 Feb 2021

      As South Sudan’s transitional government establishes its long-awaited justice system to address human rights violations, MAF continues to bring peacemakers together to help create lasting peace. MAF’s Jenny Davies reports…

    • As MAF’s airstrip review in Papua New Guinea continues, 100 airstrips have since reopened

      As MAF’s airstrip review in Papua New Guinea continues, 100 airstrips have since reopened

      29 Jan 2021

      In a bid to improve the safety of rural landings across Papua New Guinea, MAF is currently conducting a review of all 216 airstrips where they serve. 100 airstrips have successfully reopened following their surveys. MAF Pilot and Lead Surveyor, Andy Symmonds, explains what this essential work entails…

    • Nobel Peace laureate recalls MAF evacuation amid ongoing death threats

      Nobel Peace laureate recalls MAF evacuation amid ongoing death threats

      25 Jan 2021

      MAF partner and gynaecologist, Dr Denis Mukwege, has been protected by UN peacekeepers since a failed assassination attempt in 2012. Dr Mukwege recounts his life-saving evacuation by MAF in 1996, when war broke out in the DRC…

    • MAF creates safe passage in the DRC for women traumatised by war

      MAF creates safe passage in the DRC for women traumatised by war

      4 Jan 2021

      As another former rebel leader from the DRC is arrested for ‘crimes against humanity’ including mass rape, survivors of sexual violence continue to seek treatment. Despite war-torn infrastructure, MAF has set up a travel corridor between Panzi Hospital and remote villages, enabling these women to get the help that they desperately need…

    • MAF Papua New Guinea medevacs tree-climbing boy on New Year’s Eve

      MAF Papua New Guinea medevacs tree-climbing boy on New Year’s Eve

      31 Dec 2020

      On the very last day of 2020, MAF Pilot – Philipp Sutter, gets an unexpected request. He’s asked to medevac 10-year-old Mark from the remote PNG village of Wawoi Falls who fell out of a tree and broke his leg. Philipp recalls his final rescue mission of the year...

    • Upcoming Uganda elections - praying for peace

      Upcoming Uganda elections - praying for peace

      22 Dec 2020

      As Uganda counts down to its presidential elections on 14 January, civil unrest has erupted just a couple of miles from where MAF staff live. They have smelt tear gas and heard gunshots and are taking all the necessary precautions. We get the latest from MAF staff in the area..

    • Fistula patients in South Sudan recover on mattresses flown in by MAF

      Fistula patients in South Sudan recover on mattresses flown in by MAF

      15 Dec 2020

      Mattresses are basic, yet fundamental, when helping patients recover more comfortably from fistula surgery. Such operations to rectify childbirth injuries in South Sudan cannot take place unless there are enough mattresses for the women undergoing surgery. MAF’s Jenny Davies finds out how 44 mattresses flown in by MAF are crucial to Amref’s work…

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