Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) has a history of vaccine delivery beginning in the 1950s in Central Africa. Recent vaccine flights include transporting Ebola vaccines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (January 2021), and measles vaccines in South Sudan (November 2020)—which included super-freezing systems maintained with dry ice.
Vaccines ready for loading in the […]
Flexibility and ingenuity enabled plane maintenance to continue in east DRC despite lockdowns and curfews
Story by Natalie Holsten
What do a truck of bananas, a dugout canoe, a river crossing, and a local chief have to do with airplane maintenance?
In the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (EDRC), these were the links in the chain that […]
By Brian Marx
The MAF Nabire team, in Papua, Indonesia, goes to great lengths to save a woman and care for her newborn twins.
“She is in and out of consciousness and continuing to lose blood; she needs a medevac.” I was almost out the door for my 6 a.m. ﬂight when this message came through on […]
Please welcome Anna, an MAF teacher who has been serving in Papua, Indonesia, this year. She’s currently in the States, teaching her students from afar. This is her first blog post for MAF.
Anna Pederson with her class the day before the lockdown started in Sentani, Papua, Indonesia. Photo by Anna Pederson.
Sometimes I […]