Bringing Paediatric Expertise Into The Areas That Need It Most

We currently support paediatric healthcare volunteers in remote and rural Australian communities, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.

Children smiling for the camera, Cambodia

Current Project Locations

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Taking Paediatrics Abroad has introduced paediatricians to provide telemedicine consultation for Aboriginal children and young people in two remote regions, Coomealla in SW NSW and Moree.

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Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, and borders India and Myanmar. Bangladesh has a population of 165,273,643 people. Children make up around 40% of the population.

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The population of Cambodia is 16,801,757 and 37% of people are under 17 years old. Cambodia has faced many challenges in re-developing its health system over recent years.

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Kiribati, officially the Republic of Kiribati is an independent island nation in the central Pacific Ocean. The permanent population is over 119,000 (2020), more than half of whom live on Tarawa atoll. 

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Nauru is the smallest republic in the world, composed of only one island, with an area of 21 km2 . Nauru had a population of 10,084 as per 2011 census, with around 38 per cent of the population below the age of 15 years. All live in urban environment.

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Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is located north of the Australian mainland; the country’s geography is diverse and, in places, extremely rugged. A spine of mountains, the New Guinea Highlands, runs the length of the island of New Guinea. It is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world.

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Solomon Islands

One of Australia’s near Pacific neighbours, the Solomon Islands has a population of 693,041 (2020) of whom children and youth aged under age 19 make up around 50%.

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The Kingdom of Tonga, with a population of Population 103,197, is a Polynesian country and archipelago comprising some 170 islands, of which 36 are inhabited. Around 37% of the population is under 15.

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Another South Pacific neighbour, the Republic of Vanuatu has a population of 309,765. Children, under age 18 comprise around 44% of the total population.

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Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities.

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Data source: UNICEF situational analysis 

Paediatric Projects

Aboriginal Family, grandmother and child

Taking Paediatrics Abroad facilitates telemedicine consultations for children in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

Telehealth sessions with TPA

Taking Paediatrics Abroad connects Australian doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals with colleagues in low-resource settings. 

Plane carrying paediatrics volunteers in the Solomon Islands

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, our face-to-face overseas volunteering program is on hold for 2021. Read our Latest News area for updates.

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