Proposal writing project helps health managers fund tuberculosis ward development in rural PNG

Thursday, July 20, 2023
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[Image: Newly developed Kimadan Health Center tuberculosis ward]

A new tuberculosis ward has been built for patients of Papua New Guinea's Kimadan Health Center two years after healthcare managers from the region took part in a funding proposal writing project led by Australia Awards WLI alumnae.

Through the WLI Leadership Fund, Scholar Pope, Dr Irene Semos and Eunice Eva worked together to train 22 healthcare workers to access funding for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure in New Ireland Province.

Kimadan Health Center Health Extension Officer Ms Domitila Danny expressed her gratitude for participating in the project, which empowered her to develop a funding submission and report to donors on the new development.

“It’s been two years and finally, Ms Domitila’s tuberculosis ward is successfully completed," Project lead Scholar explains, “She thanks WLI and the Australian Government for the skills and knowledge attained to help her complete her project.”

The WLI Leadership Fund provides small grants and opportunistic-style funding for participants and alumni to work together to make a direct positive contribution to development outcomes in their home countries.


Scholar, Irene and Eunice accessed funding to deliver their project through the WLI Leadership Fund, which is available to alumnae of the Women's Developmental Leadership Program.