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Host organisation profiles

Read about the wonderful work our host organisations are doing across the world, and find out what kinds of organisations Australian volunteers work for.


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    SIDT is an indigenous non-governmental organisation, founded in 1982.  Since its establishment, SIDT has been one of the primary advocates of development at a community level in Solomon Islands.

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    The Bougainville Women’s Federation is a united women's umbrella organisation aimed at representing all women of Bougainville.

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    St Giles hospital was established in 1884 and is Fiji’s only psychiatric facility. Over the years, it has evolved from a containment facility to one offering treatment as these became available.

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    Tungaru Rehabilitation Services (TRS) is a relatively new department of Ministry of Health in Kiribati. It was established in 2004 alongside other paramedical services. It comprises of two sections namely the physiotherapy and prosthetic/orthotic section. It was previously managed by overseas volunteers while the locals underwent training at the Fiji School of Medicine.

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    Women United Together Marshall Islands (WUTMI) is a non-government organisation established by Marshallese women in 1987. WUTMI was revitalized in 2000 and has been the umbrella organisation for women’s groups in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) operating at both the grassroots and national levels.

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    The Ministry of Health is the principal advisor on healthcare to the Government of Palau. It has the responsibility of ensuring that the physical, mental and social health of its citizens is always a priority.

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    The Yap Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) was established in 1986 under the Yap Environmental Quality Protection Act. Its mission is to protection of natural resources of the Federation States of Micronesia (FSM) from human and chemical pollution. This is achieved through the enforcement of regulations and other measures.

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    The Arbitration Council Foundation (ACF) is a non-political, not for profit organisation which supports the operations of the Arbitration Council, an independent tribunal established by law to resolve collective labour disputes through arbitration.

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    Founded in 1989, Pham Ngoc Thach University (PNTU) trains doctors, nurses as well as conducts medical research.

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    Sanglah Hospital, the largest of the 33 hospitals on Bali, is a 738-bed government-owned enterprise that serves as a referral hospital for the provinces of Bali, Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) and Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB).

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    Supporting and inspiring Jakarta's street kids to escape urban poverty is at the heart of the work of Yayasan Sahabat Anak, an AVI partner organisation in Indonesia.