Kapuna Rural Health Centre is located 98.7km from the nearest town, Kerema. There are no existing roads. It can only be reached via the river systems or air.
Kapuna Rural hospital had a complete upgrade to its health facilities in 2019. The Papua LNG project was one of the main contributors by providing the logistical support, in transporting construction materials to the project site, which is now fully powered by solar.
The new hospital was inaugurated on January the 28th, 2022. The event was officiated and witnessed by the Prime Minister, Honorable James Marape along with dignitaries from Gulf Province, representatives from the Australian High Commission, the Incentive Fund and various stakeholders.
This partnership was extended in 2022 to new programs, such as the construction of an accommodation building for the community health workers, the provision of boat motors and the implementation of a Tuberculosis program.
The Papua LNG project is proud to work with an exceptional team. Thanks to the medical team, they welcome and provide medical treatment to about 30,000 patients per year.
Aid post’s openings
The Evara Aid Post was inaugurated on February 27th, 2020 while the Poroi 2 Aid Post was inaugurated in February 28th, 2020. The opening ceremonies were attended by representatives from Digicel Foundation, the Papua LNG project, the Provincial Government and the local communities.
Donation of medical supplies
Dental kits were donated to the students of Evara Primary School on March 23rd, 2021 to help support the teaching of health and hygiene.