Partnering for Research Impact
A PNGIMR virtual symposium in collaboration with the Buttressing Coalition
Held on 12 August 2021
Featuring senior scientists, early career researchers and valued partners passionate about the public health and medical breakthroughs occurring in Papua New Guinea
Sessions on research programs
- Eliminating lymphatic filariasis
- Innovations in point-of-care testing and treatment in PNG: It’s not just what we do, it’s how we do it
- Accelerating the control of malaria through research partnerships
- Innovations in the prevention of serious infections in infants
Spotlights on emerging Papua New Guinean researchers
Brief talks by John Paul Matlam, Dr Nalisa Neuendorf, Dr Gwendolyn Vengiau, Rebecca Emori, Dr John Bolnga and Dr Celestine Aho
Panel of Partners
A live panel discussion on the impact and future of PNGIMR with Emeritus Professor and former PNGIMR Director Michael Alpers; Acting WHO Representative, PNG, Ms Anna Maalsen; Dr Manuel Hetzel of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Unit; and Professor Leanne Robinson of Burnet and Walter and Eliza Hall Institutes.
Infections & immunity
We conduct cross-disciplinary research on the most important infectious diseases in PNG, focusing on respiratory and enteric infections.
Vector borne diseases
We conduct studies in order to understand and find new methods to diagnose, treat and prevent malaria, filariasis and other mosquito borne diseases.
Sexual & reproductive health
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.
Population health & demography
An efficient, comprehensive and effective health system is an essential pre-requisite to good health in any country. Unfortunately, the health system in PNG is beset with many problems, including such things as deteriorating infrastructure, an aging workforce, unreliable national health information and the difficulties inherent in providing health care to rural and remote populations.
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