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, and in 2019 expanded services to West New Britain.
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. We do this by: