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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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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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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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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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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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November 2020 Since March 2020, ADI has been delivering personal protective equipment (PPE), educational materials and medical supplies to support COVID-19 response and prevention efforts in PNG. Working with Provincial Health officials and local partners in all three provinces – New Ireland, Western Province and West New Britain – ADI has maintained its objective of...
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Are you looking for a new challenge? Looking for a chance to make a difference? Australian Doctors International (ADI) needs you! As the COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Papua New Guinea – our closest neighbour, Australian Doctors International (ADI) is one of the few organisations at the forefront of providing health support, PPE and...
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On the 2nd August, ADI celebrated ten years of working in New Ireland, PNG. This milestone highlights the depth of the relationship between New Ireland Provincial Government and ADI alongside the dedication of ADI staff and doctors, the Provincial Health Authority (PHA) staff and the generosity of our donors. Financial support over these 10 years...
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