Research Units PNGIMR

Sexual & reproductive health

What we do at SRHU

Our Mission is to conduct policy-relevant clinical, laboratory, qualitative and health systems research to improve the sexual and reproductive health of women and men in Papua New Guinea.

Our work covers a range of sexual and reproductive health issues. We:

  • investigate the epidemiology (patterns of health-related events) of HIV and sexuallytransmitted infections (STIs) among general and at-risk populations in PNG
  • increase knowledge of socio-cultural and behavioural drivers of HIV and STIs
  • support the National Department of Health (NDoH) in the surveillance and diagnosis of HIV and STIs
  • support the National AIDS Council and NDoH to evaluate PNG’s response to HIV and STIs
  • investigate the epidemiology of human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer in PNG, and strategies for their prevention and control
  • develop and investigate strategies to support the NDoH and partners to improve maternal health in PNG.

Within our unit we have five teams:

  1. HIV Social and Behavioural Research
  2. Clinical Research
  3. HIV/STI Laboratory
  4. Maternal Health
  5. Health Promotion

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