In PNG’s health system, each of the 88 districts outside the National Capital should have their own district hospital. District hospitals are sometimes known as “Rural Hospitals”.
PNG Society of Rural and Remote Health plays an important role advocating for these hospitals where they exist. Some are of superb standards, some are very run down and unfortunately some don’t function at all. One thing they all have in common though – they all continue to need help. Not all of them have their own websites or a Facebook page, but here are the links to those facilities that do as well as the contact information for those that dont.
If you are connected with a rural hospital and you want to post information about it on this site, please let us know. The more we can raise awareness about our rural hospitals, the better its going to be for our people in the long run.
Warangoi Rural Hospital is located in the beautiful mountainous Pomio District of East New Britain Province. Warangoi Rural Hospital provides basic and comprehensive health services to the ~14, 686 population of their 8 ward catchment. They provide these services through the 28 bed hospital, 3 current aid posts and health patrols. To learn more about Warangoi Rural Hospital visit their facebook page or contact Dr Micah Misivet on email email@example.com or phone numbers +675 73197731 or +675 940 0326.
Kapuna in Gulf Province is also home to Kapuna Rural Hospital and CHW Training School. Situated on the Wame River both institutions are operated by Gulf Christian Services and are a faith-based ministry that encompasses medical care, training, leadership, community development, and so much more. To learn more visit their website and Facebook.
Kikori District Hospital is nestled in the jungle swamps of Gulf Province. Managed by Gulf Christian Services the hospital serves an urban population of ~4000 people and the wider rural communities of Gulf Province up to the borders of Western Province and Southern Highlands Province numbering 30-50,000. Get a glimpse of the rich and diverse work they do through their Facebook page and learn how you too can participate.
Rumginae Hospital in the North Fly district of Western Province is around 30 minutes drive up the Tabubil road from Kiunga. Servicing much of the remote parts of upper Western Province, it also has the region’s main MAF base as well as its only CHW training facility. www.rumginae.info
A visit to Kudjip Nazarene Hospital is quite an eye opener for those that thought that all rural health services were run down relics of the past. 45 minutes drive along the Highlands Highway from Mt Hagen, this very modern 150 bed hospital is also home to one of the highlands best nursing schools. Check out their new website at www.nazpng.org
Kompiam Hospital in Enga Province is run by the Baptist Union of PNG (also administering Tinsley Hospital in WHP and Telefomin Hospital in Sandaun – www.bupng.net). Kompiam has a major interest in student training, both PNG and overseas and is currently developing one of its remote health centres as a base for PNG 5th year undergraduate rural training. www.kompiamhospital.org
St Joseph’s Mingende Rural Hospital is in Simbu Province. Having a capacity of 78 beds, it is 4okm east of Kundiawa town. It has in recent years been attracting PNG students doing their rural residency blocks. With excellent facilities, it has been increasingly regarded for it’s training role. Contact Dr. Vuaiboto Moide on mobile/watsapp +675 79006208 or on firstname.lastname@example.org .
St Mary’s Rural Hospital Vunapope is probably the largest non government run hospital in the country. Set on the beautiful shores of Kokopo, East New Britain, this hospital is currently seeking doctors and is open to volunteers and students. Medical Superintendent there is Dr. Felix Diaku at email@example.com