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Vaccination Hesitancy In Remote PNG Challenges Doctors

ADI is delighted to present this occasional series of blog posts from one of our volunteer doctors currently on patrol in remote PNG. Dr. Chris as he is affectionately known will file for us over the coming month. Bio below. Taking Covid-19 vaccines to remote parts of Papua New Guinea alone will not make the...
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testing for Covid19 in PNG

Positive Results

Dr Ishani Kaluthotage Reports From The Frontline In PNG: What does a positive COVID test result mean? It usually means you instruct the patient to isolate for 14 days, minimise further spread, allow for thorough contact tracing and ensure appropriate medical care is given. But when you are in a very remote village in Western...
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Mimi Zilliacus, CEO of Australian Doctors International Relocates To Papua New Guinea To Oversee Vaccination Support Program During Covid-19.

The CEO of Australian Doctors International, Mimi Zilliacus is now in Papua New Guinea and will quarantine in Port Moresby for a week before joining the on ground team of Australian Doctors who are tasked with assisting in Covid-19 vaccinations in the New Ireland Province. Australian Doctors International provides volunteer doctors to Papua New Guinea...
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Strengthening West New Britain Rural Health Services – Oct-Dec 2020 patrols

January 2021 marked one year of the ADI program expansion to West New Britain Province. At the time, the impact of COVID-19 could never have been expected, yet despite these challenges, ADI’s first year in the province has been a successful one. With support from the West New Britain Provincial Government (WNBPG) and working alongside...
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Just what the doctor ordered: musings on a time abroad

Guest blog by Daniel Natanek Iowara Refugee Camp, or Iowara-East Awin Relocation Camp, is located in the North Fly District of Western Province, Papua New Guinea. A short fifteen minute helicopter ride from Kiunga (or seven day walk, depending on your level of fitness), Iowara was established in 1987 and served as a relocation point...
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Patrols to West Konoagil, North Lavongai, Sentral Islands and Murat – July – Sept 2020

With the permission of the New Ireland Provincial Health Authority (NIPHA), the ADI-NIPHA patrol team undertook four patrols this quarter, visiting West Konoagil, North Lavongai, Sentral Islands and Murat, visiting a total of 17 health facilities, 16 communities and 28 schools. With an ADI volunteer doctor still unavailable in New Ireland due to international travel...
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Launch of our Annual Report 2019/20

24th November 2020 ADI is proud to announce the launch of it’s 2019/20 annual report. It is a celebration of the work our staff and volunteers have achieved in the past year, from running clinical health patrols, to training rural health workers, to family planning and gender equity services – all the time reaching remote...
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Patrols – Western Province, January-September 2020

Clinical consultations in Matkomnail; immunisations on patrol; Aron Bale delivering COVID-19 education to school children at Yenkenai School   November 2020 The number of COVID-19 cases in Western Province increased to 189, the second highest number of positive cases reported in PNG by province (as of September 28th, 2020). Consequently, COVID-19 remained at the forefront...
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Patrol – North Fly, Western Province, Hawenai Health Centre, 5-12th October 2020

Presenting the Standard Treatment Manual books to Hawenai Health Centre staffs, surrounding are the Mother Child Health (MCH) patrol team November 2020 From the 5th to 12th October, an integrated health outreach patrol, consisting of ADI and ECPNG Health Services staff, visited Hawenai Health Centre and its eight catchment villages in Western Province to deliver...
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Emergency obstetrics and neonatal care (EMONC) in-service in Kiunga

Health workers use birthing stimulators and baby doll mannequins to practice emergency obstetrics and neonatal care skills and techniques November 2020 In early August ADI delivered its second emergency obstetrics and neonatal care (EMONC) in-service training in Kiunga to 15 health workers. Due to COVID-19, this training was delivered remotely via webinar after the success...
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