SDP is working to support the stretched health system in Western Province.
Our Aerial Health Patrols fly medical teams into remote communities where they deliver primary health care (vaccinations, WASH programs, family planning, outpatient clinics) and they stay on the ground for 3 or 4 days and make repeat visits every 6 weeks.
We are supporting the Balimo Hospital and working towards launching River Health Patrols.
We fund organisations such as Marie Stopes (family planning); World Vision (WASH); and RAM (malaria management) to deliver their services in Western Province.
We have invested in infrastructure to provide clean water (filtration systems for Daru bores and a pipeline from the Kiunga water treatment plant to Sare village in Ward 5).
We are also investing in improved connectivity for health centres (satellite dish & solar power).