In September ADI’s Dr Matt Kelly undertook a pilot patrol to a new area for our patrols – into the northern part of Western Province called Mougulu. Dr Matt Kelly, along with partners from Callan Health Services and Griffith University saw over 300 patients finding health concerns in the community of malnutrition, respiratory disease, including tuberculosis and gaps in immunisation coverage. Since then we’ve also been working with our partners on the ground to respond the immunisation needs in relation to the polio outbreak.
Last month ACFID invited us to participate in the Spotlight on the Code series focusing on Quality Principle: Resource Management. The video is here if you’re interested. At the end of this month ADI is also hosting a panel discussion – Women’s Rights to Health Care Access in PNG: Tackling the Worst Maternal Mortality Rate in the Region – at the ACFID 2018 conference. On the panel there is a stellar line-up of speakers ranging from those on the front line of health to academia. Please join us if you can.
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Klara Henderson, Australian Doctors International CEO
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Many thanks to the wonderful supporters who attended the Annual Gala Fundraising Dinner held this month. The event was attended by friends, donors and previous ADI volunteers – it was a chance to hear about the work ADI does on the ground as well as raise funds to allow us to continue our work in PNG. If you weren’t able to attend but would still like to donate, please click here.
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