MozMed Flying Doctors Program

N206CE was out of commission lately as she was in South Africa receiving updates to match the rest of MAF’s fleet. The other plane at the Mozambique base, 9Q-CMQ (a Cessna 210) has been filling in. So we will share about her recent flights.

N206CE and 9Q-CMQMAF was able to help out the MozMed flying doctors program and is excited to welcome Dr. Nico in May. He will replace the two previous doctors, Dr. Pim and Dr. Hanneke, who departed last fall.

In the meantime, the rest of the MozMed team, a dentist and a nurse, have been making the rounds in the Gurué district, visiting four different villages in four days. On one of their recent visits they were able to do health check-ups and vaccinations for a group of children and women.

They also made a house call to someone who was extremely sick with malaria and brought him to the local hospital. A child with severe burns (from a month earlier!) was treated and also brought to the hospital. They bandaged up a man who had injured his fingers using a “catana” (a large all-purpose sword-like knife). Thirty-six patients were seen by the dentist, and a training session was given to the health education volunteers on how to recognize a serious illness and refer people to medical help.

An MAF flight takes the team to Gurué on a Monday and picks them up on Friday, saving them a day’s worth of travel each way in a 4×4 vehicle—during the rainy season this trek is often not possible! Travel time saved means the MozMed doctors can help more people in the name of Jesus. And it’s all because of you! By adopting an MAF plane, you are bringing healthcare to those who otherwise would have none. Thank you!

Please keep the MAF Mozambique pilots in your prayers, as well as the MozMed team and the many patients they see.

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