Australian volunteer doctors working with Papua New Guinean health teams to treat and train on the front line.

Australian Doctors International (ADI) is a not-for-profit charity specialising in Integrated Health Patrols and health in-services, deploying volunteer doctors and health coordinators to work in partnership with local government, private companies and faith-based health providers to deliver unique value through  the three-way combination of:

  • clinical services and public health education delivered to remote and rural populations,
  • patrol based training that exposes health care workers to practical up-skilling opportunities and
  • opportunity for those health care workers to deepen and/or refresh their clinical skills in a niche  topic area previously identified as lacking.

Volunteer Medical Officer and Health Project Coordinator positions now recruiting for Western Province and New Ireland in 2019

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Volunteer doctors changing the statistics

In 2017, across two PNG provinces ADI ran 24 patrols over 192 days, 19,310 patients were treated, 259 health care workers attended 520 hours of training and 23,657 people attended public health education sessions.

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In such rugged and remote terrain, communities turn to ADI’s doctors for basic and life saving health care, preventing unnecessary death, pain and disability. See PNG Country Profile and PNG Health.

Watch the SBS video featuring ADI’s work in New Ireland: “Diseases on the rise in PNG”.  Watch Video

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Amazing work and a life experience you can never obtain in Australia. Your opportunity to engage with tropical medicine is so close and easy to do.

If you are an Australian doctor read more and take the first step towards your own challenge and adventure.

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Australian Volunteer Doctors

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. 

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To support the work of ADI

Ride PNG: Namatanai to Kavieng
Sun 13 May – Fri 18 May 2018

In May 2018, we’ll be embarking on a bike adventure, riding 260 km along New Ireland’s Boluminski Highway from Namatanai to Kavieng in Papua New Guinea.

Along the way, we’ll stop off to visit some of the health clinics and hospitals supported by Australian Doctors International, and meet a few of the locals. 

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