Ground breaking ceremony of Madang IMR Lab
Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research will soon be housed in a state of the art laboratory office complex in Madang, Madang Province. A historical ground-breaking ceremony was held on site on 1st June 2022 with representatives from PNG Government, the Contractor and Institute staff. This occasion marked 15 years of negotiations, culminating in signing of contract by the Governor General and this ground breaking ceremony.
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.