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The Oil Search Foundation is a development partner in Papua New Guinea delivering signature programs and grant management solutions to support the national development agenda in the areas of health, leadership and education, and women’s protection and empowerment. Established and supported by Oil Search, the Foundation has a comparative advantage working in the Papua New Guinea Highlands and Gulf region.

Our Purpose


Every adult and child in Papua New Guinea has access to functioning and effective health and education services.


To contribute to nationwide development goals by working in partnership with government and stakeholders to improve development outcomes and achieve system stability and functionality.


We are a caring organisation that operates with high integrity and respect. We are passionate about development and strive to deliver excellence through innovation and partnership with a diverse and highly responsible workforce.

Stories from Papua New Guinea

From the blog: The Oil Search Foundation in action

The Oil Search Foundation has been proud to assist Papua New Guinea, including the National Department of Health and its key partners in the important fight against HIV and AIDS. In 2012 with funding from the Global Fund and Oil Search Limited, the Foundation supported the Hela Provincial Health team, under the leadership of Dr Hewali Hamiya, to improve HIV services in the remote Hela Province.

To attend an international conference like ASHM 2015 in Brisbane for the first time was an evolution in my life. What changed me? I came to appreciate that HIV is very complex and ’empathy’ was the word I learnt at the 2015 ASHM. Additionally, to hear, know and meet professionals associated with the HIV pandemic was such an exposure that I personally embraced.

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