15 years after AWF’s first visit to the site of Kompiam Hospital in Papua New Guinea, the hospital’s Clinical Services Wing has been opened by the Hon. John Philp, Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea and the Hon. Grand Chief, Sir Peter Ipatas, Governor of Enga.
The Clinical Services Wing forms Stage 4 of the hospital development, and includes an outpatient and dispensary ward. Stage 5 (HIV and ICU ward) has commenced construction.
AWF partnered with Enga Baptist Health Services, the Enga Provincial Government, Engineers Without Borders, Nettleton Tribe Architects, Carmen Surveyors and project/masterplan architects Lilian Arli, Catherine Love and Vicki Leo to contribute thousands of hours to this project, with an estimated value of over A$750,000 donated professional time.
Kompiam Hospital provides critical health services in the remote north of Papua New Guinea’s Enga Province, an area listed as one of the most disadvantaged in PNG.