EMPOWERING YOUTH THROUGH HEALTH
Why we do what we do and keep coming back each year
PNG Health Project was founded in 2017 to address an ongoing gap in health literacy. We are a group of medical students with an undeniable passion for health and making a difference where we can through knowledge and empowerment. Every year, we head to PNG and reach out to over 2000 students to provide a foundational understanding of various facets of health - mental/sexual health, diet and exercise, dental hygiene, etc.. By improving health literacy, we strive to give people the confidence to take more control over their own health, bridging the gap and working towards a healthier generation!
"I can’t even begin to describe how much I got out of my PHP experience. I was so lucky to work with an incredible team of supportive and passionate people who worked tirelessly for this project and I’ve ended up with so many lifelong friends out of it. While none of this could have happened without that amazing group of people, we all know that this trip was absolutely about the PNG students. To see how interested and receptive they were to everything we had to say really blew me away and I am so proud to know that we were able to touch over a thousand lives in such a short period of time and hopefully empower these students with the knowledge and tools to be advocates for their own health and for those around them."
"Joining the PNG Health Project this I had no idea how influential it would become in the way I see myself and the world. Bonding with so many inspiring people and working together to deliver programs with tangible, sustainable benefits to communities was immensely satisfying. We got back more than we could ever give to the beautiful kids we played with, sang with and taught along the way! For anyone wanting to go beyond their comfort zone this trip and explore their capacity to make a difference, PHP is a one-in-a-million opportunity to do so, executed with knowledge and respect befitting the people of PNG."