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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.

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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  • Address:PO Box 60, Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province
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