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.
ADI has released a 5 year evaluation of its New Ireland Program.
Watch the SBS video featuring ADI’s work in New Ireland: “Diseases on the rise in PNG”
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.
Volunteer Medical Officer positions are now available for Western Province and New Ireland in 2017 and 2018.