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    • South Sudan – Struggling to convince people that coronavirus is actually here

      South Sudan – Struggling to convince people that coronavirus is actually here

      14 May 2020

      MAF Pilot, Daniel Gill, has had to adapt to his ‘new normal’ in South Sudan like the rest of us, but what if your community doesn’t believe that the virus is present? Daniel shares how life has changed and how people are responding to the pandemic…

    • MAF meets PPE and anti-venom needs in Morehead, Papua New Guinea

      MAF meets PPE and anti-venom needs in Morehead, Papua New Guinea

      10 May 2020

      For twenty years, Morehead District in Papua New Guinea has struggled without adequate anti-venom supplies. When coronavirus took the world by storm, another shortage became obvious – PPE. Thanks to MAF, the region’s health workers can now treat their patients without fear…

    • Arnhem Land – free from coronavirus, but not complacent

      Arnhem Land – free from coronavirus, but not complacent

      29 Apr 2020

      As global coronavirus cases reportedly exceed 4 million with more than 300,000 * people succumbing to the pandemic, Arnhem Land – a remote wilderness in northern Australia – has not seen any infections*. Programme Director for MAF Arnhem Land, Ruth Jack, is working hard to keep it that way and explains the challenges involved…

    • Bangladesh – a state of emergency or a state of readiness?

      Bangladesh – a state of emergency or a state of readiness?

      26 Apr 2020

      While nations declare a ‘state of emergency’ in the face of coronavirus, MAF Pilot and Bangladesh Country Director, Mark Blomberg, declares a ‘state of readiness’ to serve the people of Bangladesh, particularly those living in the largest refugee settlement in the world, based around Kutupalong and Nayaparain in Cox’s Bazar…

    • South Sudan – Standing on the edge of a precipice

      South Sudan – Standing on the edge of a precipice

      14 Apr 2020

      Jenny Davies started her new communications job with MAF in South Sudan back in February, not long after the pandemic started. In a country with only a handful of ventilators and a soaring cost of living, Jenny describes daily life in Juba and how the authorities are responding to coronavirus…

    • Separated and stranded by lockdown – one MAF family’s nightmare

      Separated and stranded by lockdown – one MAF family’s nightmare

      12 Apr 2020

      With the rainy season fast approaching in Chad, MAF Pilot and Operations Manager, Becki Dillingham, had to complete some mandatory safety training in Uganda so flying could continue. Kissing her family goodbye, Becki expected to return three weeks later. Little did she know, the pandemic would scupper her plans and leave her stranded and separated from her family for 32 days….

    • Coronavirus world news

      Coronavirus world news

      7 Apr 2020

      As the pandemic progresses, we get the latest from MAF staff...

    • Coronavirus - MAF flights drop to 20% across Africa

      Coronavirus - MAF flights drop to 20% across Africa

      6 Apr 2020

      In the fight against coronavirus, ‘lockdown’, ‘self-isolation’ and ‘social distancing’ have become the global norm in recent weeks. As this unprecedented disease plagues the planet, we explore how Mission Aviation Fellowship’s work has been impacted across Africa...

    • A balancing act in Lesotho – how do you help the sick without spreading coronavirus?

      A balancing act in Lesotho – how do you help the sick without spreading coronavirus?

      2 Apr 2020

      As Lesotho in southern Africa enters into lockdown, MAF Pilot Grant Strugnell, describes the fragile reality of meeting the medical needs of the isolated, without infecting them with a potentially fatal disease…

    • Liberia – Mission Aviation Fellowship’s first ever coronavirus related flight

      Liberia – Mission Aviation Fellowship’s first ever coronavirus related flight

      28 Mar 2020

      On the morning of Saturday 28th March, MAF Pilot Steven Biggs, was enjoying a cup of coffee in bed, when he was asked to help Liberia’s Ministry of Health with a suspected coronavirus case in the remote town of Zwedru. In MAF’s first ever Covid-19 related mission, Steven flew to the rescue…

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