Mission Aviation Fellowship [MAF] – has continued to partner with local health authorities and the WHO to fight the spread of coronavirus across low-income countries.
To date, MAF has made more than 135 coronavirus flights – 84 flight hours which carried over 21 tonnes of vaccine, people and associated medical equipment. MAF is operating in 22 of the 67 low-income countries that are included in the UN-backed COVAX scheme.
In September 2021, MAF pilot Lungpinglak Domtta flew around 2,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Timor-Leste. The flight took off from the capital Dili and headed for Oecusse, a Special Administrative Enclave of Timor-Lest inside neighbouring Timor, a separate Indonesian country on the eastern half of the island.