This page lists future volunteer trips to the South Pacific.

In 2020 eleven trips so far have been confirmed involving 49 volunteers, to hospitals in PNG, (NRH & Gizo) and the Solomon Islands (Sopas & Alotau). So far trips to Vanuatu and Kiribati have not been confirmed.

If you would like to join one of these volunteer trips, or have sufficient experience to start a separate trip, please complete the “apply now” online application.

The status of planned trips is indicated by the colour of text :

Grey Text = possible trip (still in planning)
Black text = trip requested by daisi but not yet approved by hospital. 
green text = trip has been confirmed/approved by hospital.
red text = trip cancelled.



2020 Surgical Trips

Trip # 1. Gary McKay & Santee Santhanam (Fact Finding Mission in General Surgery), 31st January 2020, Alotau Provincial Hospital, Alotau (Milne Bay Province), Papua New Guinea.

Trip # 2. Carina Chow  (Laparoscopic & Colorectal), 28th March  – 5 April 2020 –  Sopas District Hospital (Enga Province), & Alotau Hospital (Milne Bay Province), Papua New Guinea

Trip # 3.  Charbel Sandroussi & Peter Hewett May 2020 (dates undecided), National Referral Hospital (Guadal Canal),  Solomon Islands

Trip # 4. Matthew Rickard, Mark Taffa, Adelene Ong & Jessica Lim (Colorectal & Laparoscopic & Biomedical)  Sun 10th May – Fri 15th May 2020, Sopas Hospital (Enga Province), Papua New Guinea.

Trip# 5. Narko Tutuo & Linda Fenton (Head and Neck & General Surgery), Sunday 14th June – 19th June 2020 to NRH & Gizo Hospital (Western Western Province), Solomon Islands.

trip # 6. Christophe Berney (General and Laparoscopic & Head and Neck surgery), 1st – 11th August 2020, Sopas Hospital (Enga Province), Papua New Guinea.

Trip # 7. Daniel Kozman (Colorectal & Laparoscopic surgery), Sun 5th Oct – sat 11th Oct  –  National Referral Hospital (Guadal Canal) & Gizo Hospital (Western Province), Solomon Islands.

2020 Gynae trips

Trip # 8. Dr Sean Heinz & Dr Peter Bell (Gynae & Laparoscopy) Sat 14th Mar – Sun 22nd Mar 2020,  Gizo Hospital (Western Province),Solomon Islands.

Trip#  9. Alan Tong (Gynae & Laparoscopy) – 28th September – 2nd October  2020 – Gynae Surgery – Gizo Hospital (Western Province),Solomon Islands.

Trip # 10. Peter Bell, (Gynae & Laparoscopy)  7th – 15th November  2020,  Sopas Hospital (Enga Province), Papua New Guinea.

2020 Medical Trips

Trip # 11. Dr James Weaver, Dr George Youssef, & Dr Suresh Singarayar (Cardiology)  Tue 17th – Thur 19th Mar 2020,  National Referral Hospital (Guadal Canal), Solomon Islands



2021 Surgical Trips

Trip # 1. Dr Gary McKay & Dr Santee SanthanamColorectal, 1st August – 7 August 2021,  Alotau Hospital (Milne Bay Province), PNG.

2021 Gynae Trips

Trip # 2. a/Prof Norman Blumenthal – Gynae, April 2021,  Alotau Hospital (Milne Bay Province), PNG.

Trip # 3. 
Dr Sean Heinz & Ishwari Casikar &  Anmar Beck Gynae & Laparoscopy) Sep 2021,  Gizo Hospital (Western Province), Solomon Islands