Join us in partnering with the nation of Papua New Guinea to see sustainable health improvement. Volunteer with us on an outreach, become an ambassador for YWAM Medical Ships in your local community, or donate financially. We have opportunities that suit all ages, backgrounds and skill levels.
Why Papua New Guinea?
Australia’s nearest international neighbour
In a nation where 43% of the population is under the age of 15, one in four Papua New Guinean children will not live to celebrate their 40th birthday.
Delivering basic services in Papua New Guinea poses enormous challenges with 84% of the population living in remote, rural areas. These communities are scattered over rugged terrain, complex river systems, vast expanses of ocean, and an extensive coastline – just a few hundred kilometres from Australia’s coast.
Our ship helps overcome the challenge by accessing isolated communities with medical specialists, supplies, health services and mentoring and support for rural health workers. We serve throughout the Southern Region and Huon Gulf.