Media Releases


  • August 31, 2016A health patrol facilitated by the Oil Search Foundation has made a significant difference in the lives of communities in the remote Foroba region of Kikori district in the Gulf province.Like many remote areas in PNG, Foroba has had little to no basic government services for many years, including schools and health facilities. […]

  • August 29, 2016Marie Stopes PNG (MSPNG) and the Oil Search Foundation have signed a two-year partnership agreement aimed at improving maternal health outcomes by increasing availability and access to high quality family planning services.Under the partnership, both organisations will work together to support the provincial health administrations of Gulf, Hela and Southern Highlands provinces. The […]

  • August 22, 20163,000 bed nets were distributed to the people of Moran, Foe and Fasu in the Kutubu area in Southern Highlands Province through a partnership between the National Department of Health (NDoH), Oil Search and the Oil Search Foundation. The distribution began in May 2016 and was recently concluded working in collaboration with Rotarians […]

  • Oil Search announced yesterday an expanded mandate and long-term funding commitment for the Oil Search Foundation at a major event in Port Moresby. The Foundation will receive K185 million (USD56.2m) over five years (2016-2020) from Oil Search to deliver development programmes in the areas of Health, Leadership and Education, and Women’s Protection and Empowerment.

  • Oil Search is proud to announce a grant to the Oil Search Foundation of K185 million (US$56 million) over five years, from 2016 to 2020. The grant will fund the Foundation’s core operational costs and signature programmes that deliver sustainable development outcomes in Papua New Guinea, specifically within the areas of Health, Leadership and Education, and Women’s Protection and Empowerment.

  • Today the Oil Search Foundation released “Building on Success”, its first Annual Report. The 2015 Annual Report provides a detailed overview of how the Oil Search Foundation is helping Papua New Guinea take the steps it needs to build a prosperous, stable and secure future.

  • The Oil Search Foundation recently funded the participation and training of fifteen health workers from Gulf, Southern Highlands and Hela provinces at an Essential Obstetric Care training (EOC) training in Moro facilitated by the PNG Reproductive Health Training Unit (RHTU).

  • The Oil Search Foundation and PNG Business Coalition for Women (BCFW) signed an agreement yesterday that formalises the participation of Oil Search in a pilot project that responds to safety issues in the workplace affected by, or linked to, gender.

  • The Oil Search staff-led tuberculosis (TB) food drive for the Kikori Hospital in the Gulf Province has received overwhelming support. The donations included 190 kilograms of rice, 7 cartons of noodles, 6 boxes of biscuits, 7 cartons of tinned food, 5 litres of cooking oil, and 70 packs of laundry detergent.

  • Improving quality of patient care, increased utilisation of health services and better health outcomes was the focus of the 2016 National Health Services Standards (NHSS) exercise for the Gulf Provincial health system. The Oil Search Foundation (OSF) in partnership with the National Department of Health (NDoH) and the Provincial Health services funded the majority of the exercise, enabling a thorough review of the Gulf provincial health systems.

  • The Oil Search Foundation and Buk bilong Pikinini announced the establishment of a new library and Early Childhood Development and Literacy program at Kuluanda Primary School at Kopari Catholic Mission in Tari, Hela Province. This will be the first such program for the Province with plans to expand to other areas in the near future.

  • The Oil Search Foundation has entered into a formal partnership with Buk Bilong Pikinini to deliver Early Childhood Development and Literacy programmes in Hela and Gulf Provinces.

  • Over the past seven years the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) incident has doubled in Kikori, making it one of the District’s most significant health challenges. The Oil Search Foundation and the Kikori Community are working together to support local women’s groups with a business initiative that may help slow and even decrease the rapid spread of the disease.

  • When Deputy Secretary for Health, Dr Paison Dakulala, visited Kikori hospital with Oil Search in November 2015 he was confronted with a scene familiar from his many trips to Western Province: The majority of hospital beds are in use by tuberculosis (TB) patients.

  • Oil Search and the Oil Search Foundation have signed two Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreements which will support the Government’s delivery of life-saving services in Hela Province.

  • Lady Winifred Kamit addressed employees at Oil Search’s Port Moresby office at a morning tea held to mark International Women’s Day this week.

  • The film Senisim Pasin is a powerful and urgent call to action that shines a light on family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea and explores solutions that each and every one of us can help drive. Oil Search will partner with the Tribal Foundation to screen their newly-produced film for Oil Search employees and the communities where they live and work.


  • “If we are to unite in the response to HIV, we have to share our stories, acknowledge our differences and decide how we will respond as individuals and as a community,” said Kevin Miles of the Oil Search Foundation.

  • The Government of Papua New Guinea, the Oil Search Health Foundation, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria reaffirmed their partnership today, signing a new HIV grant worth US$14.2 million to fight HIV in Papua New Guinea.

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