Medical Aid Abroad Trust Board Incorporated is a charitable trust registered with New Zealand’s Charities Services, number CC20916.

MAA has been in operation since an inaugural meeting in Christchurch in 1967.  MAA has three Auckland-based trustees: Dr Bernie Brenner, Mr David Halstead and Dr Peter Vanniasingham. The governance of MAA is by an Executive Committee and the day by day management of our work and volunteers is overseen by our Store Manager, Dr Mary Joku.

An enthusiastic team of about 12 volunteers, who mostly come from a medical or pharmacy background, receive inwards goods, sort them for suitability and store them in our rooms.

Upon receipt of an order from a requesting agency, items are packed, ready for dispatch and delivery overseas.

MAA goods were used in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

MAA does all it can to ensure that donated supplies are to be used by appropriately trained professionals and that the goods are received by the people who need them.

We do this by requiring that each order has a completed End-User Contact Details and Receipt of Goods Declaration form.

Our Store Manager is Dr Mary Joku  (ENT Surgeon Ret.)
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Mobile +64 21 027 34008

Our Chairman is Murray Kerr (Pharmacist Ret.)
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Our Treasurer is Raj Chaudhary (Chartered Accountant)
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Our Secretary is Patricia Munro
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