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House by a River
PNG is the largest pacific island state with over 605 Islands and Atolls which contain 7% of the world’s biodiversity. It is for this reason it is often referred to as the lungs of the Pacific. The country is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world. With 80 per cent of PNG’s population...
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PNG People sitting
ADI is delighted to present this occasional series of blog posts from one of our volunteer doctors currently on patrol in remote PNG. This is the third update from Dr. Chris as he is affectionately known. Bio below.  Imagine a land where to go almost anywhere you must travel by water, through a maze of...
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Three Girls In Iowa
ADI is delighted to present this occasional series of blog posts from one of our volunteer doctors currently on patrol in remote PNG. This is the third update from Dr. Chris as he is affectionately known.  This blog post is part of Dr Chris’ insights as a volunteer Doctor for Australian Doctors International. Dr Chris...
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Dr Chris McCall
ADI is delighted to present this occasional series of blog posts from one of our volunteer doctors currently on patrol in remote PNG. This is the second update from Dr. Chris as he is affectionately known. Bio below. Dr Chris McCall Reports from Kiunga Kiunga is currently a Covid-19 hotspot but in the centre of...
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Remote PNG
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
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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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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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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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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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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