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 currently has its main centre in Auckland, plus a branch work in Christchurch.  These are the Christchurch (Canterbury) contact details:

The temporary contact details are:

NZ Phone (+64) 09 473 8516
Mobile +64 (0)21 026 37663

AUCKLAND CENTRE: 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 rooms 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. Click on these links to see these forms.

MAA follows the WHO guidelines, which recommend that donated goods are still in date when they arrive at the destination.

Our Store Manager is Dr Mary Joku (ENT Surgeon Ret.). You may contact her on or Text Messages Only please, to NZ mobile +64 (0)21 027 34008

Murray Kerr (Chair) Our Chairman is Murray Kerr (Pharmacist Ret.).  You may contact him on

Our Treasurer is Raj Chaudhary (Chartered Accountant). You may contact him on

Our Secretary is Pam Macfarlane. You may contact her on

Click on this link to see some other organisations based in NZ, with similar goals and values to those of MAA.