Volunteer opportunities for doctors to work in rural & remote PNG

Australian Doctors International (ADI) is currently recruiting doctor volunteers for a 3-6 month Patrol to New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea for February/March 2012. 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). ADI is a registered charity, approved by AusAID and a signatory to ACFID’s Code of Conduct, and specialises in deploying volunteer doctors and health managers to conduct Doctor Supervised Integrated Remote Health Patrols.

ADI has just announced a new Patrol to New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea for February/March 2012. Where tropical islands are plentiful, New Ireland has probably the least healthcare support in Papua New Guinea with just 10 doctors for every 160,000 people. Around 45% of people are infected with malaria, whilst tuberculosis is extremely common. The patrols will be travelling from island to island by boat to reach these remote and rural communities. For more information about the patrols please download this flyer.

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