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The Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (IMR):

  • employs around 550 people
  • is a statutory body
  • is funded by the PNG Government and other donors
  • began work in Goroka in 1968
  • has laboratories and offices in Alotau, Goroka, Madang, Maprik, Port Moresby and Wewak
  • has further study sites in Hides-Tari, Hiri West
  • targets malaria, pneumonia, filariarsis, respiratory disease, sexual health, malnutrition, maternal health
  • is the independent research arm of the PNG Department of Health
  • is governed by a 6-member Council.

IMR has five research sections:

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