ADI working in partnership with PNG Rural and Remote Health to build local health care capacity for all Papua New Guineans.
ADI has a unique model, our Integrated rural and remote Health Patrols, which we are increasing to over 30 annual patrols visiting rural and remote provinces where over 85% of the PNG population lives.
This is locally sustainable health care in action – prevention and treatment in isolated communities where no consultation is limited to 15 minutes.
Our teams provide a mix of skills and staff to deliver hands-on life-saving health care and capacity building.
There is not one face of the Australian volunteer who takes up the challenge to live and work off the grid for 6 months, joining PNG colleagues on Integrated rural and remote Health Patrols.
Dr Tim Baird is a city dweller with 4 years hospital based practice. His wife, Samantha, is a nurse and joined him for this once in a lifetime volunteer experience. ADI encourages couples to undertake this adventure together.
What our doctors have in common is wanting to experience new medical horizons, and their willingness to engage in a life-changing opportunity, They make a significant difference to our closest neighbour knowing they are doing so safely, close to home and fully supported.
A few hours by plane but a world away in experience.
ADI 2016: 150 ADI clinics; treated 18,000 patients; intensively trained 230 rural health workers; provided 30,000 people with vital health education.
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