Dr Joseph Vilosi

CEO, Arawa General Hospital, North Solomon Province

Dr Vilosi is a rural medical practitioner who has been serving particularly in North Solomon Province for over 30 years. Dr Vilosi (MBBS, DGO) has been instrumental to the ongoing delivery of health services during the 20 year conflict in Bougainville. He went through many challenges including the loss of his private clinic during the Bougainville crisis. Despite this, he worked hard to sustain the momentum of health service delivery both in Buka and Arawa health facilities during the crisis. Today, he remains a champion in the restoration of rural health services through his rural outreach clinics and his central role in the re-establishment of Arawa General Hospital which was also burnt down during the crisis. Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer, Physician, Obstetrician and Surgeon at Arawa General Hospital. Dr Vilosi is also an active teacher and continues to accept and train Resident Medical Officers who spend time in Arawa General Hospital as part of their rural placements.