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We are now recruiting doctors and senior nurses for our 2021 health programs. Help make a difference to rural communities in PNG and improve health security.

Reaching rural populations

We work in the most remote areas of PNG to support rural health services and boost local capacity.

Our annual report 2019/20

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Improve health security in PNG

Be part of the solution and support ADI's health outreach programs in rural PNG.

Our Doctors

We deploy Australian doctors to PNG to provide clinical services to rural communities, and to work alongside rural health workers.

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The COVID-19 crisis has escalated in PNG. We are calling for all doctors, nurses, public health experts, and humanitarian response coordinators who might be able to offer their services in the near future to submit an Expression of Interest form.

Experience working in PNG or similar rural contexts is highly desirable, along with any experience in infection control.

You can find updates on ADI's involvement in the PNG COVID-19 response via our news page or through our social media channels.

Australian Doctors International (ADI) is a not-for-profit charity delivering and strengthening primary health services to rural & remote communities in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Our Mission

A healthier PNG.
ADI demonstrates its commitment to upholding the universal right to health care by working with local partners to provide and strengthen health services in rural and remote communities.

Interested in using your medical skills to help rural and remote PNG communities? Find out about our opportunities for 2021.

Stories from the Field

New Ireland patrols (Jul-Sep 2020)

Patrols to West Konoagil, North Lavongai, Sentral Islands and Murat (Jul-Sep 2020)

New Ireland

Experience of a medical student

Experience of a medical student to North Fly District 

Western Province

Emergency Obstetrics in Kiunga, Western Province

Emergency Obstetrics in Kiunga

Western Province

Strengthening rural health services in West New Britain (Oct-Dec 2020)

West New Britain

Doctors Spotlight

Dr Charlene James, WNB

Dr Charlene James

West New Britain

Dr Nathan Lum, NI

Dr Nathan Lum

New Ireland

Dr Mikaela Seymour, WP

Dr Mikaela Seymour

Western Province, AHP

Dr Vijaya Kumar, WP

Dr Vijaya Kumar

Western Province

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Dr Alison Brown wrapping up her 3 month #deployment in #PNG. For 20 years ADI has been sending Australian #doctors & #nurses to the most #remote #communities to provide #clinical services on #health patrols & to work alongside local #healthworkers. With thanks to #ANCP #PNGAusPartnership #PartnershipsForRecovery, and the provincial health authorities in #NewIreland, #WestNewBritain and #WesternProvince where ADI operates. ... See MoreSee Less

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ADI Program Manager Jack O’Shea on ABC Australia news. #PNG has done an incredible job responding to #COVID19 to date. Now, as the crisis escalates, the focus should be on preventing COVID misinformation and stigmas, promoting what will be PNG’s first adult #vaccination campaign and protecting frontline #healthworkers.

Reports show 70% of patients presenting to POM general hospital with #respiratory issues are testing positive for COVID. Figures in #rural PNG are less clear due to the logistical challenges of testing in #remote areas. #Communities must work together to stop the spread and follow guidance from health authorities.

The resilience of the PNG government, provincial health authorities, health workforce and communities should be commended. ADI are proud to have worked with these incredible people in PNG for the past 20 years - we continue to stand behind them now during this current crisis.

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