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:
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.
Thanks for your help.
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 also PNG Country Profile and PNG Health.
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.
Based on ADI Doctors’ Questionnaire, November 2017, this is what past doctors said about the experience:
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.
57 out of every 1,000 children born in PNG die before they reach the age of 5*. You can be part of the solution.
Through your generosity, ADI sends volunteer doctors to PNG’s community frontline – to meet them where they live. Our doctors go on bush outreach patrols via boat, helicopter, 4WD and sometimes hike for hours through jungle to deliver essential medical care to isolated communities.
With your help, ADI can continue to save lives in PNG’s New Ireland and Western Provinces.
Remember, your donation of $2 or more made before 30 June can be claimed as a deduction in your tax return.
*World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision, United Nations Population Division, 2017.