The Papua New Guinea Institute
of Medical Research (IMR) is a world class research facility looking at
ways to improve the health of the people of PNG.
Our headquarters is in
Goroka in the Eastern Highlands and we have laboratories and research
sites across PNG, including in Alotau, Hides, Karkar, Madang, Maprik and
Our team of more than
550 people includes national and international experts in areas such as
malaria, pneumonia, tuberculosis, cervical cancer and filariasis. These
researchers are supported by our administration and other staff, such
as drivers, carpenters, cleaners and gardeners.
To conduct our studies, we travel
by road, sea and air into the most remote areas of PNG. We work with both
village and urban communities, collecting data and providing medical advice.
IMR is proud to foster the work
of PNG’s young medical scientists through opportunities to join
our rigorous training programs and to undertake further study here and
Explore our website, learn
about our work and contact us if you need more information.
Professor Peter Siba