Programme serving remote communities


AUSTRALIAN Doctors International (ADI) has greatly helped in delivering health services to remote places in West New Britain.
Programme manager Jack O’Shea said the WNB community had been fantastic in supporting ADI in their remote health patrols to Kandrian Gloucester district and also in the more recent Covid-19 response.
He said: “Through the collaboration with our partners on the ground, including Niugini Helicopters, the WNB health authority and the provincial government and others, we have managed to move nearly 5,000 individual pieces of essential PPEs (personal protective equipment) and deliver webinars on infection control and the proper use of PPEs for frontline health workers.”
O’Shea said ADI would continue to support the health authority and provincial government in their efforts to combat the spread of the Covid-19.
He said the PPEs delivered included 1,000 pieces of N95 masks and 1,400 educational posters and thermometers donated by the ADI.
They delivered the PPEs to Kandrian Coastal and medical supplies to Gasmata LLGs.