Anglicare PNG-Popondetta

Opened in 2005 for services in Oro Bay and Popondetta to a mainly rural population and also servicing the oil palm industry.

Rooms are currently rented within the Popondetta Anglican Diocese compound. These are cramped conditions and leave no room for storage of condom supplies.

Eighteen fulltime staff which were employed have now been decreased to a skeleton staff in the Anglicare Popondetta office.

As of 2013 the Popondetta Office will not be included in our Donor Funding received from AusAID due to it not being considered as a high HIV/AIDS prevalence area by AusAID. If we are unable to secure funding for the branch there will not be a way forward in this situation. But with the support from the Governor for Northern MP Garry Juffa, tides have changed for the Popondetta Anglicare Branch.