We are committed to providing access to basic health services in rural and remote communities. We do this through the provision of Mobile Health Clinics (MHCs) and also our Rural Health Aid Posts (RHAPs). To date, Digicel PNG Foundation has funded 43 Mobile Health Clinics (MHC) and 12 Rural Health Aid Posts (RHAP) which have been delivered to various church and government run health facilities. The Mobile Health Clinics have had a impact on improving access to health services for remote villages.
Recognizing the plight of those in PNG’s isolated river communities Digicel PNG Foundation contributed to the purchase of a float plane for the Samaritan Aviation, a non-profit Christian organization that has been serving the people of East Sepik Province through emergency evacuation flights, delivery of medical supplies, and continued community outreach and health programs in East Sepik.
We have now partnered with St John Ambulance Service to improve the provision and coordination of pre-hosipital care in Papua New Guinea by enhancing St John rural ambulance network. The funding also inclues the training of the hospita and ground staff which complements the suporting St John Ambulance is reciving from Digicel PNG Limted - this inclues a toll free emergency hotline for the public in the National Capital District, Port Moresby.