24/4/13: Sydney fashion fundraiser Sat 4th May more
7/3/13: Horizon Oil donates $300,000 to ADI's project in Western Province more
5/2/13: Sisters Dr Melanie and Belinda Olding head to Namatanai to work at hospital; Dr Jenny Hamper prepares for rural patrols
25/1/13: Dr Louise Devereux, RN, returns to PNG to plan in-service health training for 70 health workers
25/1/13: ADI's Anne Lanham awarded an OAM for her dedicated work in the community and PNG
1/12/12: ADI featured in Australian Doctor and Paradise inflight mag
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New positions vacant: PNG Program Coordinator (paid/ Sydney) and Health Project Manager (stipend/ New Ireland, PNG) details
AUSTRALIAN DOCTORS INTERNATIONAL (ADI) is a not-for-profit, non-government health care and development aid organisation working in remote and rural regions of Papua New Guinea (PNG). We are a registered charity, approved by AusAID and a signatory to ACFID’s Code of Conduct.
PNG is in desperate need: it has the poorest state of health in the Pacific region and ranks lower than Bangladesh and Myanmar on the UN Human Development Index. Doctors are scarce and rural health services are run-down, with staff in urgent need of training and medical resources.
ADI's goal is to improve the health of people in PNG. We specialise in Integrated Health Patrols, deploying volunteer doctors and health managers to work in partnership with government and church health providers to deliver:
1. Medical treatment to save lives and reduce suffering;
2. Clinical and administrative training to build the capacity of rural health workers;
3. School and community health education to help locals protect themselves against illness and disease;
ADI services rural and remote areas of New Ireland Province and Western Province. Travelling by boat, plane, helicopter and foot, our volunteers reach some of the most challenging and inaccessible places in the world (let alone in PNG!).
New Ireland Province has just 7 local doctors for 160,000 people on remote islands separated by rough seas. Western Province has 14 local doctors for 212,000 people spread over mountainous jungle. Communicable diseases are commonplace. Curable diseases go untreated. Many women give birth in the bush. Link to health in PNG.
ADI does not believe in band-aid solutions. We work in collaboration with local health providers to strengthen their clinical and management skills so they can better care for their own communities and improve their health outcomes. Learn about ADI's health partners in PNG.