MAF flies mosquito nets to remotest PNG

MAF and Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) – MAF’s biggest malaria partner in Papua New Guinea (PNG) - have been working together for over ten years.

RAM’s goal is to eradicate malaria from the face of the earth using proven interventions such as free mosquito nets, particularly long-lasting insecticidal nets or ‘LLINs’.        

In remotest PNG, there are no roads or infrastructure and the only means of transport in mountainous areas is either walking or flying.

MAF serves some 200 bush airstrips across PNG’s vast, isolated areas. So great are the distances, it can take two days to walk to the nearest airstrip. 

For RAM – who distribute lifesaving nets in PNG every three years - MAF are the most cost effective, reliable, fastest and safest mode of transport to reach vulnerable, rural communities.