Remote Health Expeditions
The No Roads Foundation’s health expeditions aim to introduce healthcare professionals into remote local villages, providing general medical care while passing on knowledge and skills to local healthcare workers and communities. The education is centred around maternal and infant health, wound and infection management, and nutrition.
The expedition differs from other projects in that it focuses on building capacity NOT replacing it and promoting resilience and NOT reliance. Our aim is to provide a consistent, coordinated approach that delivers real outcomes over time. All aspects of our work are in partnership with the Provincial & District Health Services and support the PNG Governments National Health Plan 2021 to 2030. We continually consult local communities and work with them in the most effective way possible, utilising a large network of health volunteers and advocates. Most importantly the project is ongoing, with approximately three to four expeditions each year visiting communities now and into the future.
Our Coastal Expeditions visit the villages amongst the magical fjords of the Tufi District using boats as our main mode of transport. There is little trekking on this expedition but the hot and humid climate still makes the trip physically challenging.
Who We Need
We need registered health professionals (doctors, nurses, and midwives) and allied health professionals (physiotherapists, chiropractors, optometrists, osteopaths, etc) with a sense of adventure, 9 days to give, and a willingness to support the mission of the No Roads Foundation. We will induct you and support you as you use your skills in ways you would never think possible to provide primary health care where it is most needed and least available.
How you will help
Each Expedition is different. In some Expeditions, we require Doctors and Nurses; in others, we may need Physios and Osteopaths. No matter who we need, those who are on one of our Expeditions are hands-on and a valuable part of our overall mission to PNG, and that’s to help people.