How it all began....

Whilst on a philanthropic mission to Papua New Guinea (PNG), Dr Marc Coughlan - a highly experienced neurosurgeon - witnessed first hand the dire situation. Still very much a developing country the people of PNG often faced poor and inadequate healthcare and medical facilities. Something had to be done.

Dr Coughlan quickly recognised the immediate need and solutions that could save the lives of many children and young adults in PNG. This realisation led to the establishment of PNG Angels.

Since inception, we have completed many PNG Angels missions, where our volunteer team of surgeons, nurses and other medical personnel have conducted essential surgeries for those in need. 

About our charity

Volunteer-run, no overheads

Surgeons, nurses and other specialised personnel representing PNG Angels are all volunteers

Registered with ACNC

PNG Angels is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)

Board of directors

We are governed by a passionate board committed to realising PNG Angel's mission

Together, we can achieve more

At PNG Angels we are dedicated to saving lives and ultimately empowering the PNG community to continue this important work into the future.

We aim to achieve this through:

  • Philanthropic missions to PNG to conduct essential surgeries
  • Helping to build a state of the art surgical theatre 
  • Training local medical registrars with the skills required to competently complete these very specific surgeries into the future.