Australian Doctors International specialises in Integrated Health Patrols and health in-services, deploying volunteer doctors and health managers to work in partnership with local government and church health providers to deliver unique value through the three-way combination of:
Volunteer Medical Officer and Health Project Coordinator positions now available for Western Province and New Ireland in 2019
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.
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
Watch the SBS video featuring ADI’s work in New Ireland: “Diseases on the rise in PNG”
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.
For more information please go to Pedal4PNG.wordpress.com