Introducing the 2018 Management Committee

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Abigail Anderson grew up in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, and thus has a love of rural areas and the environment. After completing a Bachelor of Health Science at UQ, majoring in Public Health, she is passionate about improving the health and well-being of communities worldwide, such as Manali, and eager to learn more about India’s health system.
Balake de Zwart has a passion for rock climbing and hiking in the outdoors for which he has completed the Overland track in Tasmania and Mt. Kilimanjaro. His ultimate aim is to finish the Seven Summits and the Annapurna Circuit. Seeing as his other hobbies include sports, such as rowing and soccer, and listening to a wide range of music, he is sure to enjoy the events that happen around the hospital!
Kyle Christensen grew up between Australia and the United States and developed an affinity for travelling at a young age. Thus far he has spent time living in three separate countries and hopes to continue broadening this in the future. He is looking forward to engaging with patients and staff in the hospital and immersing himself in a new culture during his stay in Manali.
Rebekah Gracias has a love for travelling. Having completed studies in International Public Health, she is passionate about the pursuit of international health equality and hopes to one day work in global health. As someone with Indian heritage, Rebekah is looking forward to learning and helping as much as she can in Manali.

Good luck 2017 Team!

As the 2017 team prepares to head out to the Lady Willingdon Hospital, the MMAP family would like to wish them safe travels and the best of luck. We are all very jealous!!

If you’re interested in hearing some first hand what the hospital is like and what our fundraising efforts have been going towards, have a read of the 2016 project report written by the 2016 team James, Matt, Serena and Henry.


Farewell Dinner

We can’t believe that we will be heading over to Manali in just over  2 weeks! We will be starting our first day in the Lady Willingdon Hospital on 20th November 2017, which happens to be its 82nd Anniversary!

Before heading over, the Executive Committee organised a wonderful Farewell Dinner and OGM in our usual spot at Punjabi Palace, where the tradition of the napkin map was drawn and bestowed on us 😀



Charity Raffle

In less than a month, we will be heading over to Manali, and we are so close to our fundraising goals! 

Both Heather and Sehrish successfully applied for the Toowong Rotary Grant, and will be contributing $1500 each towards bridging the healthcare inequalities in Manali. We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to the Toowong Rotary Club for their generous contributions that have undoubtedly played a huge role in enriching the learning experiences for medical students and supporting hospitals from many communities around the globe.

So, here’s our LAST FUNDRAISING EVENT before we head off to Manali!

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We have some amazing prizes from generous sponsors lined up for the Charity Raffle. Stay updated with the list of prizes from through Facebook Page! Winners will be drawn an announced on 10th November, 2:00PM.

Grab your raffle tickets today from in support of the MMAP and the Lady Willingdon Hospital!


Barefoot Lawn Bowls

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Does your drinking team have a bowling problem? Or have you never done lawn bowling before and really want to give it a roll? The MMAP team got you covered with our next fundraising event – BAREFOOT LAWN BOWLS!

WHEN: 21st September, Thursday (5:00PM-9:00PM)
WHERE: Toowong Bowls Club
COST: $20 per person

Each ticket includes unlimited use of the lawn bowl facilities and access to cheap bevies. AND, the first 50 tickets include a free drink, so grab yours quick and support the Manali Medical Aid Project!


Get Excited for Trivia!!

Super excited for our first fundraising event of the year starting is less than 24 hours! Thank you everyone for the overwhelming support – WE SOLD OUT!!

If you missed out on tickets this time, keep an eye out for our upcoming events. I heard theres an amazing Barefoot Lawn Bowling coming up real soon!

For our trivia-goers, I’ve just read through the list of questions, and something tells me that the HSR quiz is going to feel like a breeze after we’re done with you! 24hr.jpg

New Logo!


The Manali Medical Aid Project was founded in 2007 by 2 amazing UQ medical students! In celebration of 10 successful years, the MMAP 2017 Management Committee is proud to present our brand new MMAP logo!

Time Travel Trivia Night!

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Calling all trivia junkies, and friends of trivia junkies! We are organising our very first fundraising event – TIME TRAVEL TRIVIA !!

WHEN: 24th August, Thursday (6:30PM-10:00PM)
WHERE: Toowong Bowls Club
TEAMS: max. 6 people
COST: $10 per person

We promise an evening of trivia fun, cheap bevies and awesome prizes, so invite your friends, form a team and come on down in support of the Manali Medical Aid Project!


It’s November!

We can’t believe that it is already November and we will be visiting the Lady Willingdon Hospital in just over a week (November 21st will be our first day!!). With over $8000 raised (and counting…), its been an incredible year, and we would like to take a moment to thank those who have made this possible.

The Toowong bowls club have been strong supporters for the MMAP in the past, and they continued this tradition by providing an amazing venue for both the Bowls and Trivia nights. We couldn’t have done it without them, and we hope to continue our close association in the future!

We would also like to like to make a big thank-you to Ann and Chris McMahon for organising the fantastically successful curry night. From live music, to Bollywood dancing and delicious curries, it was an amazing night and the MMAP are very grateful to have had you both on board.

We hope to share many of our experiences at the Lady Willingdon hospital in the coming month, so keep an eye out!!