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Cervical cancer prevention & treatment in PNG

On International Women’s Day 2024, the DevPolicy Blog published an edited extract from the 2024 Ruth Bishop Address by PNGIMR’s Research Fellow Dr Pamela Toliman. PNGIMR is proud to reproduce Dr Toliman’s edited address here. I want to start by saying four names — Josephine Toliman Rengkio, Immaculata Tolman Kereku, Patricia Tolman, Ludwina Tolman Hanamo — four women, my aunts, who lost their lives to cervical cancer.

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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.

Surveillance & outbreaks

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

The unit’s mission is to conduct multi- and inter-disciplinary research to understand social changes and the determinants of population health, providing evidence for policy development and guiding the country’s responses to emerging population and health issues.

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  • PNG Institute of Medical Research- Headquarter, Homate Street, Goroka 441.
  • Address:PO Box 60, Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province
  • Phone:+675 5314200
  • Fax:+675 5321998

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