The History of Australian Doctors International ADI

How ADI Started

ADI was founded in 2000 by former MP and general practitioner, Dr Peter Macdonald. ADI first started working in partnership with the Catholic Diocese of Daru-Kiunga in Western Province (WP) of PNG to help support their rural health network and services. In 2011 ADI expanded its program to remote and rural areas of New Ireland Province of PNG in partnership with the New Ireland Provincial Government.

Since 2002, ADI has deployed more than 34 volunteer doctors and 4 health managers on over 48 assignments. Past achievements include the distribution of 50,000+ malaria bed nets and a Mass Drug Administration project for the elimination of lymphatic filariasis. ADI is based in Seaforth, Sydney and has field offices in Kiunga and Kavieng, PNG.

ADI Doctor Stories

ADI volunteer doctor, Dr Rose Haywood training in PNG
ADI Dr Susanne Leenders and baby in Namatanai PNG
Dr Roeland Krann In-Service training New Ireland
Dr De Boer and Dr Oosterhuis-at-Namatani PNG
ADI Health Coordinator Dr Agnes De Boer in PNG
ADI volunteers Dr Rong Bing and Kiasha McInnis