The Clinics

Madang Provincial Hospital Eye Clinic

Madang, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea has the most acute shortage of eye health workers in the Pacific region. Located in Madang, the Madang Provincial Hospital Eye Clinic in partnership with the Divine Word University offers the only training programme for eye nurses in Papua New Guinea and is crucial to addressing avoidable blindness.

Madang Eye Unit, Madang Provincial Hospital

Modilon Road, Madang
(+675) 422 2919

Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday – Sunday & public holidays: CLOSED


In 2007, in partnership with Divine Word University and Madang Provincial Hospital, we launched a comprehensive eye nurse training programme in Madang. We train qualified nurses to tackle refractive error and cataract blindness across the country. This is currently the only training programme for eye nurses available in Papua New Guinea.

That same year we refurbished the eye clinic at Madang Provincial Hospital, which we have continued to manage since. The eye clinic provides a full range of eye care services, including diabetic laser treatment, surgery and surgical outreaches.

The demand for eye care services in Madang has grown substantially since 2007, which led to The Foundation investing in an upgrade of the Madang Provincial Hospital Eye Clinic in 2014. Treatment rooms were added to the clinic to expand eye services and a new operating theatre wing was built to allow a higher volume of patients to receive surgical eye care. The clinic also forms the base for nationwide surgical outreaches, which reach large sections of the population that otherwise have no access to eye care.

In 2022, a solar energy solution was installed at the clinic so that critical eye surgery could continue without worry about power outages. This innovative solar system in a box was designed and built by Imperium Technologies and installed into a container which Timber Construction Solutions specifically fitted out for this purpose.

Key Achievements

In 2023 the Madang Provincial Hospital Eye Clinic:

  • Gave 7,147 consultations
  • Provided 368 sight-saving surgeries
  • Dispensed 1,501 spectacles

The Madang clinic is also the base for national surgical outreaches and local screening outreaches which in 2023 provided:

  • 4,337 consultations
  • 736 surgeries

    In partnership with Divine Word University, the Madang Provincial Hospital Eye Clinic has

    • Trained 108 eye nurses
    • Trained an additional 10 nurses or health workers in a certificate in eye care

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