The Cardiothoracic Society of Papua New Guinea

Transforming cardiac and thoracic care in PNG and beyond

We Are Always There For You

The Cardiothoracic Society of Papua New Guinea (CTSPNG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving  cardiac and thoracic care in the country. The society was founded in 2019 by a group of local  healthcare professionals, including cardiac surgeons, paediatric cardiologist, cardiologist, anesthetists, and nurses.

WHO we are

The Cardiothoracic Society of Papua New Guinea (CTSPNG) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving cardiac and thoracic care in Papua New Guinea. The organization was founded in 2019 and has since established a successful cardiac surgery program, a mobile clinic program, and various educational and training initiatives. The CTSPNG provides cardiac care services to patients of all ages, including children with congenital heart defects. 

The society has a membership of  highly skilled and dedicated medical professionals, including cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, nurses, and other support staff. The CTSPNG is committed to working closely with local organization to provide affordable, accessible, and high-quality cardiac care services to those in need. Through its programs and initiatives, the CTSPNG aims to improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by cardiac and thoracic disease in Papua New Guinea society

Cardiac Surgery

Find out about the cardiac surgical program at the Port Moresby General Hospital

Cardiac Clinic

Discover our mobile cardiac clinic, which travels to rural and remote areas

Pediatric Cardiac

Pediatric cardiac surgery program that focuses on treating children with various heart conditions

Training and Education

Learn about our training and education programs for healthcare

Short Story About Us

The CTSPNG is committed to promoting heart disease prevention and healthy lifestyles, and they provide useful information for patients and families affected by cardiac disease. They also work to raise awareness about thoracic disease and its impact on communities throughout Papua New Guinea.

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Successful Partnership with Port Moresby General Hospital, Operation Open Heart and stakeholders

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Our objectives:

Providing hope and healing to Papua New Guinea

    • To reduce the burden of heart disease today and for generations to come
    • To raise funds that will assist in areas of need in cardiac care
    • To treat patients with cardiac and thoracic diseases
    • Promote training and skills transfer for cardiac healthcare providers and advocate for preventive healthcare

Meet Our Medical Specialist

The CTSPNG of cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, nurses, and support staff, the team is committed to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by cardiac disease. They have established successful cardiac surgery and mobile clinic programs, as well as various educational and training initiatives. Through their hard work and dedication, the CTSPNG team has made a significant impact on the lives of people affected by cardiac and thoracic disease in Papua New Guinea.

Dr. Noah Tapaua

President

Dr. Arvin Karu

Vice-President

Sr. Jean Boie

Secretary

Mr Brian Kanut

Treasurer

upcoming
events

stay up to date with our events

The Cardiothoracic Society of Papua New Guinea (CTSPNG) organizes various events throughout the year to raise awareness about cardiac diseases and the importance of prevention, as well as to raise funds to support their programs and services. These events provide opportunities for community members to get involved and support the CTSPNG’s mission, whether through participating in a fun run, attending a gala dinner, or making a donation. By attending these events, individuals can not only make a meaningful impact on the lives of those affected by cardiac disease in Papua New Guinea but also learn more about the importance of cardiac care and prevention.

Apr 14, 2023

Fundraising
dinner gala

A fundraising event to raise money for CTSPNG’s cardiac surgery program.

Jun 23, 2023

Walk for
heart health

A fundraising event that encourages people to walk or run to raise money for CTSPNG’s cardiac surgery program.

Nov 1, 2023

Cardiac
mission trip

Team of cardiac surgeons, nurses, and other medical professionals to provide free cardiac surgeries to underserved communities in Papua New Guinea.

We believe in affordable specialty healthcare for all.

Looking for the perfect time to take control of your cardiac health? Schedule an appointment with CTSPNG

our
focus

Building local capacity

The establishment of partnerships with international organizations, such as the Open Heart International and the World Heart Federation, to support the development of sustainable cardiac care programs in Papua New Guinea. These partnerships provide funding, technical expertise, and other resources to support the CTSPNG’s work.

Team cardiothoracic

Advocacy and public
awareness
Better education, better cardiac care: CTSPNG is making a difference

Our Partners

The CTSPNG values these partnerships and works closely with them to further its mission of providing comprehensive cardiac services, improving access to care, and promoting heart health education throughout the country. These partnerships have enabled the CTSPNG to make a significant difference in the lives of many Papua New Guineans.

Port Moresby

General Hospital

OOH

Foundation'

City Pharmacy Ltd

Sponsor

Open Heart

international