Supported Grants

The St Vincent’s Pacific Health Fund provides financial support for a wide variety of projects and activities to improve health care and medical education resources in the Pacific Region.

Pacific Health Fund founder Andrew Dent was an inspiration and tireless advocate in the field of International Medicine.  Today, the Fund is managed by volunteers who have experience and interest in PNG and the Pacific Islands, administered by the St. Vincent’s Hospital Foundation and financed by donations. The Fund is keen to receive applications for grants to provide support in these areas within or near the Pacific region. Grants may be awarded to individuals, groups, or organizations whose proposal fulfils the aims of the Fund. Read more about the Pacific Health Fund background, objectives and strategies here.

Applications can be submitted throughout the year, and will be considered at Committee meetings held quarterly.

Details of some of our recent successful grants are included below.

Portable Ultrasound Device in ED, Morobe, PNG

GA097 Dr. Donna Piamnok

Dr. Donna Piamnok with the portable Ultrasound device

Telehealth for the Family Support Centre, PNG

2022 telehealth FSC

Sr Sarah Kasa led a professional development project with the Family Support Centre attending Pacific online family violence training

Advanced Life Support Course

2022 Vanuatu Santo ALS course

Basic and Advance life support training in Santo, Vanuatu

Look and Learn ED Nursing Attachment


Two nurses from the Solomon Islands completed a Look and Learn attachment at the Royal Darwin Hospital ED

Art Therapy and Mental Health in Fiji


Research examining the benefits and challenges of developing an art therapy programme in Suva, Fiji

Mental Health in Noumea


Pacific mental health policy, service delivery and practice- regional meeting to build up Child and Adolescent Services

Primary Trauma Care in Samoa


Vital training to address an increasingly significant cause of death and disability

Advanced Life Support for Solomon Islands


Standardised approach to cardiopulmonary resuscitation in Solomon Islands

Safe Surgery in PNG

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Access to Safe Surgery and Safe Anaesthesia- rural doctors hit the city

Pacific Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine (EM) in the Pacific has taken a momentous step forward with this inaugural regional Leadership Workshop.