Medical Outreach Patrols
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, our foundation organised medical expeditions were Australian doctors, nurses and midwives would fly into PNG several times a year. Due to COVID-19’s no traveling restrictions, we have established the Medical Outreach Patrols Program.
These patrols ensure medical equipment, pharmaceuticals and trained PNG medical staff visit remote communities. It is an agile and innovative solution to the pandemic situation; to ensure remote communities continue to receive medical aid.
We have completed two patrols this year. Sister Borna (medical practitioner in charge) and her team took pharmaceuticals and vaccines and provided much-needed medical aid. Each patrol saw nearly 1,000 adults and children being treated. Sister Bona states “on behalf of my work colleagues, my people from Marasa to Tumari village, we thanked the people of Australia for funding our patrols. Your donation of 80 litres petrol and medicine is an investment to Tufi people, Northern Province and PNG also”.
These remote communities in PNG will not receive any form of health care, without No Roads Expedition Foundation support. We are now seeking funding for the next four patrols.
Project number Project06.