ADI working in partnership with PNG Rural and Remote Health to build local health care capacity for all Papua New Guineans.
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.
Want to find out more and think about joining us? Hear all about it, see some video from our scoping trip and meet other potential riders at our upcoming info night in Sydney.
Date/Time: Thursday 9 November, 2017 6:30-8pm
Venue: ADI office, 550C Sydney Road, Seaforth, NSW
(BUPA building – ADI entrance on Kempbridge Avenue)
RSVP: All welcome, please email BikeRide@adi.org.au by 3 November if you’re intending to join (for catering purposes).
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.