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    • Flying the coronavirus vaccine to the ends of the earth

      Flying the coronavirus vaccine to the ends of the earth

      22 Mar 2021

      As the UN–backed COVAX inoculation programme slowly rolls out across developing countries, MAF plays its part in transporting the vaccine and medical staff to the remotest places on earth. MAF’s Jo Lamb caught up with Vaughan Woodward - Deputy Director of MAF’s Global Disaster Response - to find out how MAF is helping to vaccinate the world…

    • HF radio throws a lifeline to islanders ahead of PNG’s new restrictions

      HF radio throws a lifeline to islanders ahead of PNG’s new restrictions

      21 Mar 2021

      As Covid cases skyrocket in Papua New Guinea, never before has communication been more vital for remote islanders. MAF Technologies PNG was able to install High Frequency radio for the first time on Wuvulu Island just before PNG’s Prime Minister announced his latest ‘national isolation strategy’. MAF’s Joy Suarkia reports…

    • Jo Lamb braves freezing conditions and raises over £1,500 for MAF

      Jo Lamb braves freezing conditions and raises over £1,500 for MAF

      9 Mar 2021

      Writer and Folkestone mum-of-two, Jo Lamb, loves sea swimming. During winter 2020, she decided to take part in MAF’s ‘7&5 Challenge'– a fundraising campaign to commemorate MAF’s 75th year. £1,500 later, Jo is still going strong and invites fellow MAF supporters to take up a ‘7&5’ challenge of their own….

    • Honouring Betty Greene – the world’s first female mission pilot

      Honouring Betty Greene – the world’s first female mission pilot

      8 Mar 2021

      As we celebrate ‘International Women’s Day’, we pay tribute to Betty Greene – one of MAF’s founding members who piloted MAF’s first ever flight. MAF’s Jo Lamb charts Betty’s stunning achievements in what was, back then, a very male dominated world…

    • MAF flies orthopaedic doctors to treat deformities in remotest Kenya

      MAF flies orthopaedic doctors to treat deformities in remotest Kenya

      4 Mar 2021

      This month, MAF joined forces with charity, CURE International to facilitate mobile medical clinics on Lamu Island and in Bura Town – two isolated communities in southern Kenya. Over 80 patients were treated for numerous conditions including cerebral palsy, club foot and cleft palate. MAF's Jenny Davies reports...

    • 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 Technologies 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 Technologies 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…

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