Vanuatu women's health appeal
Aiming to raise $1M to fund women's health in perpetuity for Vanuatu Women!

About Us

Hope for Heath Vanuatu was started in 2011 in response to local needs to support Ni Vanuatu
womens health and other projects relating to wellbeing and advancement of Ni Vanuatu

We fundraised, via the duck races, to buy the Colposcopes and Lettz machines used to detect and treat cervical pre-cancer changes to prevent cervical cancer developing. The ANZ bank being our major sponsor. It is a sister charity to ACCF (Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation). These two independent organisations work closely
together and fundraise together, to achieve our mutual goals. ACCF fundraises mainly in Australia and Hope for Health Vanuatu, in Vanuatu.

We continue to seek best outcomes for Ni Vanuatu health and wellbeing using latest sustainable health innovations.

Its committee is made up of:

Dr Margaret McAdam Mbbs Fracgp Mba Gaicd
Chairman Hope for Health Vanuatu
Dr McAdam is also Vanuatu representative for ACCF (Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation)
She began working with ministry of health in 2007 and initiated the Cervical Cancer screening and vaccination program in Vanuatu and continues to work closely with Ministry of Health to support those programs. This work originally started under her own charity Australians Helping Abroad which merged with ACCF in 2014. Prof Ian Fraser is a major supporter of the program, ACCF and HFHV.

Dr McAdam has extensive experience in Womens Health and Preventive Health including using personal genetics to create personalised longevity health plans and continues to run a large Brisbane City Medical Practice with 13 Doctors and seeing 1000 patients per week, covering all aspects of medical care.
The practice also runs the “Staying Alive Program” aimed at high tech health screening to help detect and treat all cancers and heart disease early enough to prolong lifespans. It offers a fly in fly out service for expats living overseas who need to get all screening and specialist appointments done quickly and efficiently
Dr McAdam Email

Gayle Stapleton EMBA, DipFMBM, GAICD
Executive chairman
Gayle is the ex Port Vila ANZ bank manager and is a current financial advisor. While ANZ bank manager and previous chairman, Gail championed the cause by sponsoring the duck races and funding the first Nivanuatu cytologist. Gail is a financial consultant and Founder and Director at Stapleton Pacific
Past: Founder and Director at Stapleton Solutions
Chief Executive Officer, South East Pacific, ANZ
Director Integration at ANZ & Citizen Security Bank
Gail is a leading business woman and finance expert in the South Pacific, and after numerous Chief Executive roles with ANZ Bank has established Stapleton Pacific.
Stapleton Pacific is a niche business operating between Australia and the South Pacific. She has 30 years experience in the finance sector and working across three states in Australia (Qld, NSW and Victoria) and seven countries in the South Pacific – Vanuatu, Samoa, New Caledonia, Tonga, Guam, Cook Islands and Papua New Guinea.
She works with Investors, Business Owners, Expatriates and Foreign Non-Residents to assist them build property investment and wealth portfolios via intelligent, personalised and well structured lending.
She has strong financial and business networks across Australia and the South Pacific and can lead you through the maze of the financial services sector whether it be for new investors wishing to purchase and finance investments in the South Pacific or Business Owners, Australian Expatriates or Foreign Non-residents for your property and business investments into Australia.

David Hudson- local lawyer, born 1941, British, an Australian-qualified, lawyer, admitted in 1965, and practising in Vanuatu since 1971. Fields of Practice are commercial, company, construction, estates, government, intellectual property, international tax, civil and criminal litigation, real property, tourism, transport and trusts.

Gordon Craig- architect and working in area of schools infrastructure
Qualifications Masters in Project Management – 1989
Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
BA (Hons) Architecture, Dundee, UK – 1980
BSc Environmental Science, Dundee, UK – 1976
Specialist Fields
All aspects of architectural practice from preparation and interpretation of design briefs, conceptual design, detail design and urban design. Tender documentation and assessment, budgeting, cost planning and control.
Site supervision and quality assurance.
Project administration, negotiation, monitoring&finalization from inception to handover of completed work.
Building refurbishment and post disaster building assessment and reconstruction.
Cyclone resistant and tropical design.
Implementation of small projects on sites where environmental conditions unique and resources limited.
Extensive experience of facilities planning within a government environment.
Strategic management of buildings planned or in use, including site and needs assessment,
building stock and condition survey leading to development of strategies for investment and development.
Project Management.
Skills transfer and staff development, community consultation and involvement in the development process.
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Martin McAdam- B Eng, B Bus (acct) Civil Engineer and accountant
• Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) 1982 – University of Sydney
• Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) 1993 – Queensland University of Technology
Martin spent a number of years as an engineer designing, building and maintaining coastal infrastructure. From 1991, Martin was the Engineering Manager at the Ports Corporation of Queensland (PCQ), a port authority which owned major export facilities across 15 ports in Queensland. As Engineering Manager, Martin was involved in five separate expansions of Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal as well as a number of capital and maintenance dredging programs in the Ports of Weipa, Karumba, Mourilyan and Hay Point. In addition, he was responsible for numerous smaller projects across PCQ’s ports.
In 2003, Martin became Business Development Manager at PCQ with responsibility for major expansions of the Abbot Point Coal Terminal and other major projects at the Port of Hay Point.
From 2009, Martin was the Executive General Manager Major Projects which focussed on planning for multiple port export developments that were under consideration.

Laurie Dillon
Laurie has a Bachelor degree in International Relations and Business from Mount Allison University on east coast of Canada. She has 12 years experience in project management specifically in the telecommunications sector in a multitude of countries globally. For the last 7 years Laurie has been working in the telecommunications sector in Vanuatu specifically focused in areas of strategic logistics management, prepaid acquisition and development of retail channels. More recently Laurie has become involved in disaster relief post cyclone Pam in the area of logistics and procurement. Contact details :PO Box 87, ph 6785621900 email

Linda Kalpoi- Manager Vanuatu Tourism

Jean Jacques Rory- Director Public Health

Anthony Palmer- Marketing manager ANZ bank

Nicola Young- RN, MPH, registered NZ trained paediatric nurse
Personal Profile
Nicola is a registered nurse with clinical, health management and project management experience. She has specific expertise in children’s health, public health, community development and health promotion.
Professional Qualifications:
Master of Public Health (Hons) 1999. University of Auckland.
Diploma in Nursing (Comprehensive) 1987. Auckland Technical Institute.
New Zealand Registered Nurse – practicing certificate number: 121400