DAISI has a current Memorandum of Understanding with Sopas Hospital (Wabag, Enga Province, Highlands of PNG), and Alotau Hospital (Milne Bay Province), Papua New Guinea.
The DAISI PNG coordinator is Mark Taffa.
All volunteer doctors must complete an application for temporary medical registration in PNG which needs to be witnessed and signed by a Justice of the Peace. In addition you will need to provide supporting documents (copy of cv, passport, driver’s license, degree, fellowship, medical indemnity, passport size photo, current medical registration, letter of current employment from your hospital.
The National Police Check (NPH) can be applied for online with credit card payment of $42. The application takes 5 minutes, and the NPC is mailed to your nominated address within a fortnight. New Zealand applicants need to apply for a Criminal Records Check. A Working with Children Check is also required and can be applied for online (The QLD equivalent is the Blue Card and the ACT equivalent is the Working With Vulnerable People Check). New Zealand applicants need to apply for a Childrens Worker Safety Check.
All these documents are then to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or directly to Ms Florie Kapueina from the Medical Board of PNG Email Dr. Florie Kapueina for processing. Please allow at least two months for processing.
Volunteers to PNG should apply for a “Visitor Visa”. This is available as an online application via the e-VISA portal. It takes 5 minutes. You will first need to create an account. Once this is done, select “Visitor”. Have a copy of your passport ready to upload (in JPEG, PNG, or PDF). This single entry visa allows 30 day entry, and prohibits any paid employment. Have your credit card ready, as it costs AU $70. You will be issued with a “30 Day Easy Visa Grant Notification Letter” as a PDF document, which will include your visa reference number. You should keep this letter for presentation to your airline at check in and at immigration on arrival at Port Moresby. It is valid 12 months from the date of issue.
Sopas District Hospital
Sopas District hospital is located in the Remote Enga Province, of the Highlands of PNG. It has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with DAISI and regularly receives DAISI volunteers. Access is via Wapenamanda airport. In March 2019 Sopas District Hospital acquired laparoscopic Surgery and since has had ongoing training in laparoscopic surgery. Although the hospital has no onsite anaesthetist, it has two Anaesthetic Scientific officers (ASOs) who receive regular anaesthetic training from volunteering DAISI anaesthetists.
Port Moresby General Hospital
Port Moresby General Hospital (see photo below) is located in the capital city of Port Moresby and is the major public referral hospital in the country.
Angau Memmorial Hospital +675 472 6095
The country’s second-largest hospital, Angau Memorial (see photo below) is located in the second largest city Lae. It has undergone recent significant redevelopment thanks to a combined initiative between PNG & Australia.
P: +675 472 6095
F: +675 472 3015
Dr. Ruso Perone is the Director Medical Services (Email: email@example.com)
The director of nursing is Sr Concilia Amol. The senior surgeon/urologist is Dr Simon Kasa. The deputy chief of Emergency medicine for PNG highlands, is Dr Alex Peani (Emed2cons@gmail.com)
A number of missionary & non-government hospitals also exist.
Kokoda Memorial Hospital
Kokoda Memorial Hospital is a located in Kokoda, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea. It was built by Rotary Australia volunteers in 1995. The building of the hospital was financed by the Government of Australia, with the Papuan government providing staff. The hospital was named for those who died in the Kokoda Campaign.
Enga Provincial Hospital
Enga Provincial Hospital is
Sopas District Hospital
Sopas District Hospital in Wabag is located on the Highlands Highway, Enga Province of the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Its elevation is 5,000 feet making it cool (non humid) all year round.
Because of its remoteness, and independent governance, it receives very little medical help from the rest of PNG. Sopas district hospital is 45 minutes drive on the Highlands Highway North West of Wapenamanda airport in Mondop. It is also 2 hours drive direct East of Kairik airport, Porgera.