The PNG Health Project was born in 2013 when 6 dedicated medical students rotated through the Western Province of PNG. Their destination was Kiunga, a small village for most but a thriving metropolis for the locals. The Kiunga Hospital can take 60 patients and handle almost any medical problem. A joint project between Hope4Health, QRME and Ok-Tedi Mining, the placement offers students the chance to experience the challenges and rewards of practising medicine in a developing country.
The students (Joseph Coterill, Laura De Souza, Oscar Close and Mikaela Seymour) presenting a new ECG machine to Dr Julius Plindo, fundraised for by HOPE4HEALTH’s annual gala ball in 2013.
Since its inception, the PNG Health Project has grown in size each year.
If you are interested in volunteering your medical skills in PNG positions are available throught Australian Doctors International.