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).

Our Stories

An effective partnership for delivering help, hope and healing

For nearly four years, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) and PNG Sustainable Development Program (SDP) have worked together to deliver an innovative primary health care service to remote communities in Western Province.

AHP Second Anniversary - Celebrating Collaboration and Partnership

Two years ago in July 2019, PNG Sustainable Development Program (SDP) launched its Aerial Health Patrols (AHP) initiative in Western Province. 

P2-SDP – More than an Aircraft Registration

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Balimo hospital continues COVID-19 screening

Many people in Papua New Guinea have quickly forgotten about the COVID-19 global pandemic because, so far, it has not affected PNG like many other countries.

A teacher’s determination to access medical care and COVID-19 awareness during the SOE

The State of Emergency (SOE) lockdown has been difficult for the people of Papua New Guinea, and for Gash Yamata, this was certainly the case.

SDP Aerial Health Patrols Flying Again

Last week, the PNG Sustainable Development Program (SDP) recommenced its Aerial Health Patrols to provide primary health care to remote Western Province communities.

Balimo women come together to sew face masks

A group of women that PNG Sustainable Development Program Limited – Aerial Health Patrols (SDP-AHP) brought together last year, to help start a textile business have galvanised into action, sewing well over 1000 face masks last week, in support of the efforts undertaken by SDP to fight the COVID-19 challenge in Middle Fly District, Western Province.

SDP Continues its COVID-19 Support

PNG Sustainable Development Program Limited (SDP) is continuing its support on COVID-19 efforts in Western Province.

A Partnership Response to COVID-19 in Western Province

The Fly River Provincial Government (FRPG) is working in partnership with Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) and PNG Sustainable Development Program Limited (SDP) in its efforts to tackle the COVID-19 challenge.