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The program will include four sessions and spotlights on emerging researchers. View the full program here.

In Session 1 you will hear about IMR’s research innovations, with examples from three research programs that were designed to increase the uptake of evidence-based treatment and programs in PNG’s communities, clinics and hospitals, are on track to achieve better health interventions.

Social science perspectives will be on display in Session 2. Three Papua New Guinean social researchers will explain how their methods bring greater insights into people’s experiences and meanings of health issues.

Presenters in Session 3 will describe how the nearly six decades of research to reduce the burden of pneumonia is still evolving new research activities in the face of new evidence.

Session 4 will cover what we have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic in PNG through updates of four research projects.

Spotlights on Innovators will feature two young PNG researchers’ current projects. They will talk about what is innovative about their work and how it will lead to better health.

Not to be missed, we will be launching a short documentary on IMR’s unique insectary that for 40 years has breeding mosquitoes to study how to prevent malaria transmission.

The full symposium will be available on YouTube after the event.

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