We have a variety of programs that strategically address health and education needs in Papua New Guinea. Our policy is to focus resources on the source of challenges rather than treating symptoms. Our number one priority is investing in people because we believe that is the best way to build a nation. Here is a sampling of some of our favourite programs.
Senisim Pasin (Change Your Ways)
Senisim Pasin is a cultural changing national campaign centered around our film by the same name. It takes a positive and innovative approach to the dark subject of gender-based violence and often leaves participants aspiring to be part of the movement. Senisim Pasin is built on the belief that Papua New Guinea can improve how women are valued by society and, in fact, the change is already happening.
“A thrilling and powerful presentation. And an emotional video show that challenges me to work on some of my attitudes and behaviors. Its about time I make some choices for the better.”
“I feel really challenging today. I hope most people have changed their attitudes from violence…my heart cries for those who are affected. As of today I am a warrior”
The Senisim Pasin campaign is supported in part through a bilateral partnership with the Papua New Guinean and Australian governments.
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Vscan Pilot Project
When General Electric wanted to pilot their new ultrasound device specifically designed for the developing world (Vscan) they turned to the Tribal Foundation. We engaged our partners at Enga Provincial Health in one of PNG’s most rugged Provinces and the positive results are now being noticed across the country. The Vscan pilot is ongoing and is an example of how the Tribal Foundation works with local and international partners to enhance health services in Papua New Guinea.
“Vscan by GE has improved our care of patients at the Kunai Health Centre! Yesterday we visualized a shattered ulna, broken radius, and today ruled out a broken leg. Thank you PNG Tribal Foundation.”
Click here to see a short video on the Vscan Pilot Project
Below are two news stories on the Vscan Pilot Project
Medical Container Program
We partner with corporate partners like ExxonMobil, and Children’s Hospital Colorado, as well provincial governments around Papua New Guinea to provide medical containers to hospitals and health facilities. This is done in partnership with Project C.U.R.E., the largest charity of its kind in the world. The containers are filled based on assessments by our Medical Directors and after packing lists are approved by local health authorities. We work with our logistic partners to deliver the medical containers and report through our media partners. The health facilities that receive these containers often experience significant shortages in basic medical supplies and the program highlights the need for additional investment in PNG’s health sector.
In 2016 we delivered four medical containers that were sponsored by ExxonMobil in association with Project C.U.R.E.s First Ladies Luncheon that featured the First Lady of Papua New Guinea. The event was a historic first for Papua New Guinea and was an inspiration to girls and women across the country.
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The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby partners with the Tribal Foundation to conduct national and regional forums for women. The forums feature local and international speakers as well as workshops that provide relevant information and training for women from all walks of life.
“I’m thrilled to be taking part in this year’s PNG Women’s Forum. As one of my first major events as the new U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, I’m honored to be a part of this program of women empowering women.”
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We are privileged to work in close partnership with Children’s Hospital Colorado, one of the top Children’s Hospitals in the world, to improve pediatric care in Papua New Guinea. Our projects with Children’s Hospital Colorado are strategic and intended to support PNG’s child health providers and increasing their capacity while creating examples for the nation. The projects range from improving pediatric wards in PNG, training health administrators, to supporting organizations that work with children born with HIV/AIDS. Children’s Hospital Colorado also provides significant organizational and strategic support to the Tribal Foundation.
“There are no borders when it comes to children and child health and as CEO of Children’s Hospital Colorado I can say it is an honor to partner with the Tribal Foundation.”
At Risk Youth
The Tribal Foundation is a strong advocate for children and youth. We work with government departments as well as local and international organizations to provide healthcare and educational opportunities especially for Papua New Guinea’s disenfranchised children.
“On behalf of my small team at Life PNG Care, I really want to thank the Tribal Foundation for your tireless efforts and commitment put towards what we are doing to help street children in PNG.”
Strategic Local Partnerships
We support several local organizations in Papua New Guinea that provide services in the health and education sectors. Our focus with these partners is to enhance efforts by increasing their capacity and assisting with their development. We also work closely with commercial operations that provide assistance alongside their business ventures.
Here are some of the organizations we support:
“On behalf of the Sport Fishing PNG team, I would like to say a big thanks for your support in providing all these medical kits. They will go a long way for the people.”
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