PNGIMR’s Senior scientific officer delivers virtual training
More than 20 volunteers from Ward 3 and 4 of Goroka Urban LLG, who are assisting the Eastern Highlands Provincial Health Authority and Police Taskforce to enforce the Niupela Pasin during the lockdown period in EHP, undertook an awareness session at the PNG Institute of Medical Research on November 9, 2021. PNGIMR COVID-19 team member and scientist, Valentine Siba, gave a short awareness session on the new delta variant, explained why taking vaccine was important and reminded the participants on Niupela Pasin strategy on the importance of wearing face masks, social distancing and vaccination.
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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