ADI Doctors’ Blogs – Daily Life as a Volunteer Doctor while on Patrol in Papua New Guinea – Dr Li Yen Lim

Yen’s Blog | Month 6 | December 2018 Little Maggie, the selectively smiling superstar On our last patrol to Simberi islands, we came across a 4 year old with a femoral fracture. Yes that’s a break in the thigh bone. Broken bones are pretty painful and I can testify to that with my recently snapped...
Read More
Yen’s blog |Month 5 | Nov 2018. Slow yourself down. This month, I have been relegated to doing two things I am not a fan of – not doing things myself and asking for help. You see, a simple freak accident involving new slippers and an uneven tree root caused me to fracture my right...
Read More
Happy Children It’s not often that you hear the sound of unadulterated children laughing with no traffic noise, phone beeps or vibrations, and it was bliss. The sea breeze rustling the coconut trees brought some welcomed coolness to the mid-morning heat. This was how our clinic set up was on Mananusa Island, a little island...
Read More
Yen’s Blog | Month 3 | September 2018 The quiet child On this last patrol, my heart went out to the children from villages’ inland, brought to the aid post/clinic by their school teacher. They had chronic leg sores and were less well fed than their coastal neighbours. This is presumably due to the lack...
Read More
Month 2. Going to the toilet at night on patrol. Boy do I love a cup of tea at night after dinner. Sadly, I refrained from indulging in this particular favourite activity on patrol as I wasn’t keen on being woken up by a full bladder in the middle of the night. What I loathed...
Read More
Yen’s Blog | Month 1 | July 2018 Kavieng airport Landing in Kavieng airport, you are greeted with smiles from beyond the wire fences of locals waiting for their loved ones. Your baggage is then loaded on to a trolley and brought at a snail’s pace by a farm tractor to the open aired arrivals...
Read More

ADI Doctors Stories

Matt Kelly boarding a plane to Kiunga Western Provinc
ADI Dr Yen Lim heading out to Patrol in New Ireland PNG
Dr Penny Uther, New Ireland, April 2018
ADI Dr Susanne Leenders and baby in Namatanai PNG
ADI volunteer doctor, Dr Rose Haywood training in 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

Please help our ADI volunteer medical staff in their valuable work

Donate Now

Fresh from facebook

ADI take safety and security very seriously when on patrol in PNG. Here our wonderful drivers can be seen testing out the new safety gear to be taken on upcoming remote road and sea patrols. A recent training session also saw our PNG doctor and senior nurse join the team of drivers to learn how to use our upgraded communication devices. Together we are working for a healthier PNG - as safely as we can! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

We are looking for a part-time HR and Admin Officer (4 days per week, 4 hours per day) to support the HR Officer with admin, make travel bookings, and manage the overall smooth running of the ADI office in northern Sydney. If you have office management experience, good computer skills (including intermediate Excel skills) and are self-motivated, we need you! For more information or to apply for this role, please email hrofficer@adi.org.au. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook