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.


Our research

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.

Our location

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

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