March 5th, 2013
printed in German
Francis Norman in addition to being a world class violinist, is a supporter of MoM and the AvTech academy. With the help of many friend and other organizations in Germany, Francis was able to get an Astra donated and shipped to Kpong. The car will be used almost daily to support our operations on the field. Thank you Francis! View pdf file here, In German.
February 22nd, 2013
A young woman in Ghana is breaking barriers by becoming the first civilian female pilot trained in her country.
Patricia Mawuli, 24, is also the first black African to obtain the "coveted" Rotax Aircraft Engines certificate.
She discovered her passion at the age of 19 and now teaches other rural girls how to fly.
The BBC's Focus on Africa programme went to meet her at a flight academy about an hour's drive from the capital, Accra.
November 20th 2012
Palmer College Insights Magazine
Last August, Tracey Littrell, D.C., assistant professor, Diagnosis and Radiology, arranged to have one of the founders and two staff members of Medicine on the Move (MoM) to receive care in the Palmer Academic Health Center’s Davenport Clinic. None of them had ever been to a chiropractor before. The experience was so positive, two of the three came back for a second time in July 2012, and they brought Lydia Wetsi, who needed special attention, with hem....... Read More on pg 10
October 7th 2012
NZZ Am Sonntag
Alles vibriert. So sehr, als würde sich auch die letzte Schraube des Fliegers lösen. Zitternd wandert der Zeiger des Tachometers über die 40-Meilen-Marke. 60 Meilen, immer lauter röhrt der Motor der X-Air Falcon. Das gelbe Flugzeug wiegt kaum mehr als ein Motorrad. Es hat keine Türen, der Wind brüllt von links und rechts hinein.............Mehr Lesen
Die Welt Am Sonntag
Alles vibriert. So sehr, als würde sich auch die letzte Schraube dieses Fliegers lösen. Zitternd wandert der Zeiger des Tachometers über die 40-Meilen-Marke. Jeder Grashalm, jedes Steinchen der holprigen Startbahn schickt einen hämischen Gruß in das Cockpit des Flugzeugs. 60 Meilen, immer lauter röhrt der Motor der X-Air Falcon. Der gelbe Flieger mit der spitzen Schnauze wiegt kaum mehr als ein durchschnittliches Motorrad, eng nebeneinander passen gerade so zwei Menschen hinein. Es hat keine Türen, und so drängt der Wind von links und rechts hinein, rüttelt an der Maschine, als wolle er die Pilotin zurechtweisen, auf dem Boden zu bleiben. Ein rauer Befehl. Ein vergeblicher....... Mehr Lesen
Added November 20th 2012
The Gaurdian Weekly May 2012
Welcome to the Guardian Weekly’s special news-based materials to support learners and teachers of English. Each month, the Guardian Weekly newspaper selects topical news articles that can be used to practise English language skills. The materials are graded for two levels: Advanced and Lower Intermediate. These worksheets can be downloaded free from guardian.co.uk/weekly/. You can also find more advice for teachers and learners from the Guardian Weekly’s Learning English section on the site.............Read More
October 26th 2012
National Youth Achivers Award
The entire MoM family is proud to announce, Patricia Mawuli, a MoM volunteer pilot, Aircraft engineer and AvTech founder was honored by the nation of Ghana for her achievments. Patricia was awarded one of the first National Youth Achivers Awards. The President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama attended to personally congratulate all the winners. Read More....
October 19th 2012
George Manu and Joerg Bohn who are undertaking a great adventure in order to raise awareness for Medicine on the Move - and the history of Aviation in Ghana.
Joerg, a German national who has flown commercial Jets such as the B747, represents the German connection, and George Manu, a Ghanaian national, represents the Ghanaian National. George is a regular follower and supporter of Medicine on the Move in Ghana and flies at Kpong Airfield when his busy schedule across West Africa permits.
Learn more and follow their progress on the MoM blog.
September 25th 2012
click the images for German pdf files.
September 4th 2012
August 9th, 2012
The first time she saw a plane it scared her but today she’s Ghana’s first qualified female pilot and she’s teaching other women to fly too! Full Article
August 2nd 2012
Listen to Jonathan, Patricai and Lydia on EAA radio. Broadcast live on July 24th during the EAA's Airventure
July 27th 2012
News From EAA AirVenture 2012
Kpong Airfield in the Eastern region of Ghana is much different from the market, said 17-year-old Lydia Wetsi. It’s cleaner, for one: Wetsi helps make sure of that during her FOD walks, when she removes foreign object debris such as stones or dead animals and tamps down termite mounds that spring up on the runway..... Full Story
July 9th, 2012
MoM will be at Air Venture 2012. Stop by the Zenith aircraft booth and say hello.
Patricia Mawuli is featured on TheWorld.org and NPR.
At age 23, Patricia Mawuli is among the youngest pilots in the west African nation of Ghana. And she’s also the country’s first female pilot. The best place to find Mawuli is at the Kpong Airfield, where she is an instructor at Ghana’s Aviation and Technology Academy.
And if this weren’t unusual enough for a woman in rural Ghana, Mawuli is also an aircraft engineer. She teaches other young women from the Lake Volta region to build and fly ultra-light planes. It is a traditionally all-male occupation, but Mawuli believes women have unique qualities that enable them to be good pilots.... Full Story
June 11th, 2012
Medicine on the Move's unique approach to healthcare eduction is featured in General Aviation News.
Zenith CH701 boosts health education in Ghana
Medicine on the Move was recently granted permission by the government of Ghana to launch a health education campaign by air. Using a Rotax-powered Zenith CH701, the Ghanaian team, who also built and maintain the aircraft, set out to take health education solutions to some of the more challenging locations in the West African bush.
Part of the drop program includes inviting people in the isolated communities to special training sessions on health matters. The first meeting, completely set up by aerial supply contact methods, took place recently in Asesewa in the Eastern Region of Ghana.......Full Story
Patricia Mawuli Nyekodzi Volunteer MoM pilot, AvTech educator and Rotax engineer is features on CCTV 'Faces of Africa"
Congratulations Patricia... you deserve the recognition for all your hard work.
May 16th, 2012
In pictures: Ghana's flying women
Patricia Mawuli is a certified pilot, aircraft engineer and the only African woman qualified to build Rotax engines - which are used to fly light aircraft. She now helps run the Aviation and Technology Academy Ghana (AvTech), some 50km (30 miles) north-east of Ghana's capital, Accra.....Read full story
May 15th, 2012
Kpong — At the Kpong airfield, a few kilometres from Lake Volta in northern Ghana, Patricia Mawuli, pilot and co-founder of Medicine on the Move (MoM), a local NGO, is preparing her plane for takeoff. She is one of four health workers who fly weekly to isolated communities around the lake to raise awareness of the dangers of schistosomiasis, also called bilharzia... Read full story
May 14th, 2012
Patricia and the AvTech acadmey are featured on Voice of America
Ghana’s Female Pilots Are Ready for Takeoff
Patricia Mawuli was nineteen years old and had just finished high school when she saw an airplane for the first time.
As she was collecting wood in a field outside of her uncle’s house in a rural area of Ghana, Mawuli heard loud noises that she said scared her at first.
“I saw these airplanes flying overhead, but because I was very close to the airfields, I thought the airplanes were chasing me,” she recalled years later...........Real full story
May 2, 2012
Listen to the AvTech girls on from 99.7 Joy FM in Ghana and Radio Netherlands International
May 2, 2012
Ghana: Women Take to the Skies to Fight Waterborne Disease
Kpong — Women around Ghana's Lake Volta are being trained as pilots and primary healthcare workers in an attempt to fight the water-borne disease schistosomiasis.
The women have begun delivering health-related materials to isolated communities around Lake Volta.
They drop specially designed aerodynamic packages containing information on how to prevent schistosomiasis, which is classified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a neglected tropical disease.
"The disease is particularly prevalent around the lake due to poor sanitation," Lester Chihitsulo, a WHO expert, told RFI. "The communities that are worst affected lack access to portable water and hygiene education.",,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Read Full story
Lan War XXII and the IU gamers net $900 for the ETCHE program.
We are proud to say the money raised will be used to support the ETCHE program. This includes full sponsorship for the initial phase of the ETCHE program for one village which includes ten to twelve drops and four training sessions over three months.
The organizations President Rob Jiang tells us due to the success of the fundraiser he and his team will be doubling their efforts for another fundraiser this summer. Having fun and raising money, does it get any better than that?
The IU Gamers are the official sponsors of village 013, Battorkope, with a Population of around 1,500 people. They are changing the lives of an entire village for just $0.40 a person… not a bad investment.