Manolos Aviation 
LAE

Old Airport Road, Section 362, Aerial Boulevard | PO BOX 4746, LAE, MP, Papua New Guinea
Ph:+675 7107 6963 or +675 7636 2156 | Email: info@nhw.aero

Medevac toll free Ph: +675 7260 0007

KOKOPO

Tokua Hanger, Portion 4888, Tokua, ENBP | PO BOX 80,New Rabaul, ENBP, Papua New Guinea
Ph:+675 7224 2189 | Email: info@nhw.aero

Medevac Ph: +675 7000 6060 

 

 

The MAMA Medevac Program came about as part of Manolos Aviation’s effort to support the PNG Government’s vision to reducing infant and maternal mortality rates in PNG.

In 2014, and in collaboration with the Morobe Provincial Government and Angau Provincial Hospital, we embarked on the first of its kind project. We began evacuating women who experienced complications due to pregnancy and childbirth, to Angau Provincial Hospital, most often from remote areas of Morobe.

What we do

Carrying out medevacs in PNG comes with immense challenges, to name a few; the difference in local dialect makes it hard for effective communication, unreliable network communication to relay timely information and assessment of patient, health facilities with no manpower or appropriate medical equipment, and the list goes on.

Taking the challenges into consideration, Manolos Aviation works closely with local level governments and provincial governments, to ensure the best approach to the Medevacs.

To further enhance the Manolos capabilities, the company employs full-time flying health extension officers who are onboard every medevac fight to stabilise and monitor patients en-route to hospitals.

Our Challenges

In the midst of providing this life saving service, the MAMA Medevac Program has had its fair share of challenges; however, we also appreciate it as it comes with the effort to make a difference.

  • Communication difficulties make it hard for remote communities to call for help quickly,
  • Poor or non-existing medical facilities and personnel in these areas make it hard to fully grasp the patient’s condition until we get there,
  • Rugged terrains make it difficult to get to patients as they are carried on makeshift stretcher, sometimes, through thick forest and across rivers to a clearing just enough for the helicopter to land,
  • Re-training existing staff and employing and managing medical professionals is vital to the Medevac operations, thus we are constantly seeking specialist to help maintain the quality of the Medevac program.
  • Maintaining and improving hi-tech medical equipment on board flights is a key element in providing adequate support and ensuring the nurses is well equipped to attend to patient on site and in flight,
  • The cost of the project escalates as demand for Medevac increases.

MAMA Medevac Newsletter

We have our very own MAMA Medevac monthly newsletter. You can download here:

September 2019

October 2019

November 2019 

December 2019