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IMR’s researchers regularly publish their work in reports and journals

Publication list for 2019

  1. Vallely LM, Emori R, Gouda H, Phuanukoonnon S, Homer CSE, Vallely AJ.  Womens knowledge of maternal danger signs during pregnancy: findings from a cross-sectional survey in Papua New Guinea.  Midwifery 2019;7-13.
  1. Diefenbach-Elstob T, Guernier V, Burgess G, Pelowa D, Dowi R, Gula B, Puri M, William P, McBryde E, Plummer D, Rush C, Warner J. Molecular evidence of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the Balimo region of Papua New Guinea.   Med & Infect. Dis J. 2019;1-10.
  1. Emori R, Vallely AJ, Gouda H, Siba P, Phuanukoonnon S, Mola G, Homer CSE, Vallely LM. Women’s recall of provision of antenatal care in Papua New Guinea: findings of maternal and infant health survey conducted in three provinces. PNG Med J. 2019;60:15-26.
  1. Emori R, Vallely AJ, Gouda H, Siba P, Phuanukoonnon S, Mola G, Homer CSE, Vallely LM. Supervised and unsupervised birth and early newborn care practices in Papua New Guinea: findings of a maternal and infant health survey conducted in three provinces.  PNG Med J. 2019;60:15-26.
  1. Rarau P, Pulford J, Gouda H, Phuanukoonnon S, Bullen C, Scragg R, Pham BN, McPake B, Oldenburg B. Socio-economic status and behavioural and cardiovascular risk factors in Papua New Guinea: a cross-sectional survey.  PLOS ONE. 2019;1-18.
  1. Willie B, Gare J, King CL, Zimmerman PA, Mehlotra RK. A preliminary assessment of Toll-like receptor and B-defensin gene polymorphisms in Papua New Guinea – what does it mean for HIV/AIDS?  PNG Med J. 2017;60:51-59.
  1. Greenhill AR, Mutreja A, Bulach D, Belousoff MJ, Jonduo MH, Collins DA, Kas MP, Wapling J, Seemann T, Lafana A, Dougan G, Browns MV, Horwood PF. Wave 2 strains of atypical Vibrio cholerae El Tor caused the 2009–2011 cholera outbreak in Papua New Guinea.  Microbial Genomics. 2019;1-5.
  1. Laman M, Aipit F, Bona C, Davis TME, Manning L. Contribution of Malaria to Inhospital Mortality in Papua New Guinean Children from a Malaria-Endemic Area: A Prospective Observational Study.  Am J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2019; Feb 18. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0769.
  1. Kelly-Hanku A, Bell S, Ase S, Boli-Neo R, Vallely AJ, Badman SG, Nightingale CE, Wapling J. Developing a culturally appropriate illustrated tool for the self-collection of anorectal specimens for the testing of sexually transmitted infections: lessons from Papua New Guinea. BMC Public Health 2019; Feb 20;19(1):214. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6506-x.
  1. Unger HW, Hansa AP, Buffet C, Hasang W, Teo A, Randall L, Ome-Kaius M, Karl S, Anuan AA, Beeson JG, Mueller I, Stock SJ, Rogerson SJ. Sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine plus azithromycin may improve birth outcomes through impacts on inflammation and placental angiogenesis independent of malarial infection.  Scientific Report. 2019; Feb 19;9(1):2260. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-38821-2.
  1. Keven JB, Walker ED, Venta PJ.  A Microsatellite Multiplex Assay for Profiling Pig DNA in Mosquito Bloodmeals.  Med. Entomol.  2019; Feb 13. pii: tjz013. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjz013.
  1. He WQ, Shakri AR, Bhardwaj R, França CT, Stanisic DI, Healer J, Kiniboro B, Robinson LJ, Guillotte-Blisnick M, Huon C, Siba P, Cowman A, King CL, Tham WH, Chitnis CE, Mueller I. Antibody responses to Plasomodium vivax duffy binding and erythrocyte binding proteins predict risk of infection and are associated with protection from clinical malaria. PLoS Negl Trop Dis2019 Feb 15;13(2):e0006987. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006987.
  1. Diefenbach-Elstob T, Guernier V, Burgess G, Pelowa D, Dowi R, Gula B, Puri M, Pomat W, McBryde E, Plummer D, Rush C, Warner J. Molecular evidence of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the Balimo region of Papua New Guinea. Trop Med Infect Dis2019 Feb 10;4(1). pii: E33. doi: 10.3390/tropicalmed4010033.
  1. Sottas O, Guidi M, Thieffry B, Schneider M, Décosterd L, Mueller I, Genton B, Csajka C, Senn N. Adherence to intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in Papua New Guinean infant: A pharmacological study alongside the randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2019 Feb 6;14(2):e0210789. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210789. eCollection 2019.
  1. Reiling L, Boyle MJ, White MT, Wilson DW, Feng G, Weaver R, Opi DH, Persson KEM, Richards JS, Siba PM, Fowkes FJI, Takashima E, Tsuboi T, Mueller I, Beeson JG. Targets of complements-fixing antibodies in protective immunity against malaria in children. Nat Commun2019 Feb 5;10(1):610. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-08528-z.
  1. van den Biggelaar AHJ, Pomat WS, Masiria G, Wana S, Nivio B, Francis J, Ford R, Passey M, Kirkham LA, Jacoby P, Lehmann D, Richmond P; 10v13v PCV Trial Team. Immunogenicity and immune memory after a pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine booster in a high-risk population primed with 10- valent or 13- valent  pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: a randomized controlled trial in Papua New Guinean children.  Vaccines (Basel). 2019 Feb 4;7(1). pii: E17. doi: 10.3390/vaccines7010017.
  1. Chan JA, Boyle MJ, Moore KA, Reiling L, Lin Z, Hasang W, Avril M, Manning L, Mueller I, Laman M, Davis T, Smith JD, Rogerson SJ, Simpson JA, Fowkes FJI, Beeson JG. Antibodiey targets on the surface of plasmodium falciparum infected erythrocytes that are associated with immunity to severe malaria in young children.  J Infect Dis2019 Feb 15;219(5):819-828. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiy580.
  1. Rambhatla JS, Turner L, Manning L, Laman M, Davis TME, Beeson JG, Mueller I, Warrel J, Theander TG, Lavstsen T, Rogerson SJ. Acquisition of antibodies against endothelial protein C receptor-binding domains of plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 in children with severe malaria.  J Infect Dis2019 Feb 15;219(5):808-818. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiy564.

Publication list for 2018

  1. Luang-Suarkia D, Mitja O, Ernst T, Bennett S, Tay A, Hays R, Smith DW, Imrie A. Hyperendemic dengue transmission and identification of a locally evolved DENV-3 lineage, Papua New Guinea 2007-2010. PLOS Neglect. Trop. Dis. 2018;1-15.
  2. Pulford J, Kurumop S, Mueller I, Siba PM, Hetzel MW. The impact of the scale-up of malaria rapid didagnostic tests on the routine clinical diagnosis procedures for febrile illness: a series of repeated cross-sectional studies in Papua New Guinea. Malar J. 2018;17:1-9.
  3. White MT, Karl S, Koepfli C, Longley RJ, Hofmann NE, Wampfler R, Felger I, Smith T, Nguitragool W, Sattabongkot J, Robinson L, Ghani A, Mueller I. Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum infection dynamics: re-infections, recrudescences and relapses. Malar J. 2018;17:1-15.
  4. Mek AK, Kelly-Hanku A, Bell S, Wilson L, Vallely AJ. `I was attracted to him because of his money’: Changing forms of polygyny in contemporary Papua New Guinea. Asia Pac J Anthrop. 2018;19:120-137.
  5. Bell S, Wapling J, Ase S, Boli-Neo R, Vallely AJ, Kaldor JM, Nightingale CE, Kelly-Hanku A. Acceptability of testing for anorectal sexually transmitted infections and self-collected anal swabs in female sex workers, men who have sex with men and transgender women in Papua New Guinea. BMC Public Health 2018;18:1-7.
  6. Tavul L, Hetzel MW, Teliki A, Walsh D, Kiniboro B, Rare L, Pulford J, Siba PM, Karl S, Makita L, Robinson L, Kattenberg JH, Laman M, Oswyn G, Mueller I. Efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine and dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in Papua New Guinea. Malar J 2018;17:1-12.
  7. Pulford J, Kurumop S, Mueller I, Siba PM, Hetzel MW. The impact of the scale-up of malaria rapid diagnostic tests on the routine clinical diagnosis procedures for febrile illness: a series of repeated cross-sectional studies in Papua New Guinea. Malar J 2018;17:1-9.
  8. Waltmann A, Koepfli C, Tessier N, Karl S, Fola A, Darc AW, Wini L, Harrison GLA, Barnadas C, Jennison C, Karunajeewa H, Boyd S, Whittaker M, Kazura J, Bahlo M, Mueller I, Barry AE. Increasingly inbred and fragmented populations of Plasmodium vivax associated with the eastward decline in malaria transmission across the Southwest Pacific. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 2018;1-21.
  9. Fowkes FJI, Moore KA, Opi DH, Simpson JA, Langham F, Stanisic DI, Ura A, King CL, Siba PM, Mueller I, Rogerson SJ, Beeson JG. Iron deficiency during pregnancy is associated with a reduced risk of adverse birth outcomes in a malaria-endemic area in a longitudinal cohort study. BMC Medicine 2018;16:1-10.
  10. White MT, Walker P, Karl S, Hetzel MW, Freeman, Waltmann A, Laman M, Robinson LJ, Ghani A, Mueller I. Mathematical modeling of the impact of expanding levels of malaria control interventions on Plasmodium vivax. Nature Communications 2018;1-10.
  11. Chan J, Nguyen CD, Lai JYR, Dunne EM, Andrews R, Blyth CC, Datta S, Fox K, Ford R, Hinds J, La Vincente S, Lehmann D, Lim R, Mungun T, Newton PN, Phetsouvanh R, Pomat WS, Xeuatvongsa A, von Mollendorf C, Dance DAB, Satzke C, Muholland K, Russell FM for the PneuCAPTIVE Protocol Group. Determining the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine coverage required for indirect protection against vaccine-type pneumococcal carriage in low and middle-income countries: a protocol for a prospective observational study. BMJ Open 2018;1-9. 
  12. Aipit J, Hwaihwanje I, Pomat N, Bolnga JW, Laman M. Causes of neonatal admissions and in-hospital mortality at Modilon Hospital, Madang Province: a 5-year retrospective study. PNG Med J. 2016;59:30-33.
  13. Bolnga JW, Morris M, Aipit J, Laman M. Trends in maternal and perinatal mortality in a provincial hospital in Papua New Guinea: a 6-year review. PNG Med J. 2016;59:34-37.
  14. Green AR, Danchin MH, Pomat W, Horwood PF. A case for the introduction of a rotavirus vaccine in Papua New Guinea. PNG Med J. 2016;59:129-133.
  15. Yaku K, Berry N, Asuak C, Kumai J, Wangnapi RA. Challenges of diagnosing leprosy in a rural low-endemic setting in Papua New  PNG Med J. 2016;59:134-136.
  16. Houinei W, Wangnapi RA, Wangi J, Abdad MY, Marks M, John LN, Bieb SV, Mitja O. Towards elimination of yaws in Papua New Guinea. PNG Med J. 2016;59:137-146.
  17. Vallely LM, Paul R, Naidi B, Morewaya J, Kariwiga G, Vallely A, Morgan C, Homer CSE. “I have a heart to help the mothers”: 25 years of the village birth attendant program in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. PNG Med J. 2016;59:164-177.

OBITUARY

  1. Unger HW. Dr Regina Wangnapi – going above and beyond the call of duty. PNG Med J. 2016;59:209-210.
  2. Ome-Kaius M. In memory of Regina Alic Wangnapi-Tiput. PNG Med J. 2016;59:211-212.
  3. Robinson L. Dr Regina Wangnapi. PNG Med J. 2016;59:213-214.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS 2018

  1. Bolnga J, Bawe B, Totona C, Morris M, Ao P, Emori R, Laman M. Reasons for early contraceptive inplant removal at Modilon General Hospital, Papua New Guinea. Abstract 8 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Fourth Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Divine Word University, 02nd – 07th Sept 2018.
  2. Ome-Kaius M, Zaloumis S, Rarau P, Obadia T, Salib M, Manong D, Senn N, Rogerson S, Mueller I, Robinson L. Impact of malaria, pneumonia and diarrheal illness on child growth in Papua New Guinea.  Abstract 12 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Fourth Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Divine Word University, 02nd – 07th Sept 2018.
  3. Scoullar MJL, Boeuf P, Peach L, Bradshaw CS, Fehler G, Pomat W, Siba P, Morgan C, Fowkes F, Vallely A, Badman S, Crabb BS, Beeson JG and the HMHB Study Team. Previously unreported infections emerge as an important risk for maternal and newborn health in East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Abstract 13 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Fourth Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Divine Word University, 02nd – 07th Sept 2018.
  4. Emori R, Aga T, Pham B, Siba P, Pomat W. Child mortalities in PNG: New evidence from the health surveillance systems. Abstract 14 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Fourth Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Divine Word University, 02nd – 07th Sept 2018.
  5. Kombut B, Boeuf P, HMHB Study Team, Peach E, Schoullar MJL, Pomat W, Morgan C, Beeson J, Robinson L. Understanding the true burden of malaria exposure during pregnancy in East New Britain Province. Abstract 35 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Fourth Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Divine Word University, 02nd – 07th Sept 2018.
  6. Katusele M, Rodriguez Rodriguez D, Keven J, Sakur M, Kuma W, Walker E, Hetzel MW, Robinson LJ, Laman M, Karl S. Description of malaria vector species in low malaria transmission villages in New Ireland Province. Abstract 37 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Fourth Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Divine Word University, 02nd – 07th Sept 2018.
  7. Britton KJ, Lehmann D, Pomat WS, Ford RL, Hwaihwanje I, Sapura J, Kave J, Yuasi L, Masiria G, Joseph D, Kumani T, Blyth CC on behalf of the PNG Pneumonia and Meningitis Aetiology Study Team. Childhood pneumonia in Goroka: clinical predictors of severe disease. Abstract 45 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Fourth Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Divine Word University, 02nd – 07th Sept 2018.
  8. Orami T, Nagepu B, Ford R, Michael A, Yoannes M, Aho C, Solomon V, Masiria G, Saleu G, Dreyam M, Nivio B, Siba P, Passey M, Jacoby P, Richmond P, Kirkham LA, Greenhill A, Lehmann D, and Pomat WS for the 10v13vPCV trial Team. Persistent high prevalence of non-vaccine pneumococcal serotype carriage in children less than 24 months vaccinated with 10-Valent or 13-valnet pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province.  Abstract 47 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Fourth Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Divine Word University, 02nd – 07th Sept 2018.
  9. Ford RL, Dunne EM, Satzke C, Chan J, Yuasi L, Yoannes M, Nation ML, Pell CL, Ortika BD, Alamrousi A, hinds J, Sapura J, Nivio B, Akunaii Z, Mulholland EK, Lehmann D, Pomat WS, Blyth CC, Russell FM. High rates of multiple serotype carriage detected by microarray in hospitalized children with neumonia in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea.  Abstract 49 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Fourth Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Divine Word University, 02nd – 07th Sept 2018.
  10. Kave J, Sapura J, Nivio B, Akunaii Z, Dreyam M, Ford R, Kirarock W, Chan J, Mulholland EK, Lehmann D, Pomat WS, Blyth CC Russell, FM. Pneucaptive study: 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine coverage in hospitalized children with pneumonia from the Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.  Abstract 51 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Fourth Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Divine Word University, 02nd – 07th Sept 2018.
  11. Morgan C, Schoullar M, Pomat W, Larme N, Peach E, melepia P, Supsup H, Vallely A, Vallely L, Biggs B-A, McPake B, Beeson J on behalf of the HMHB Research Team. Integrating immunization with other services: mothers’ preferences from the healthy mothers healthy babies research program in East New Britain.  Abstract 53 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Fourth Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Divine Word University, 02nd – 07th Sept 2018.
  12. Scoullar MJL, Boeuf P, Peach L, Bradshaw CS, Fehler G, Fidelis R, Siba P, Pomat W, Morgan C, Fowkes F, Kennedy E, Luchters S, Robinson L, Vallely A, Badman S, Vallely L, Crabb BS, Beeson JG, and the HMHB Study Team. Quantifying the burden of reproductive tract infections in pregnant women: an analysis from the healthy mothers healthy babies cohort in East New Britain. Abstract 55 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Fourth Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Divine Word University, 02nd – 07th Sept 2018.
  13. Moore BR, Tobe R, Yambo P, Yadi G, Laman M, Benjamin J, Mueller I, Davis TME, Betuela I. Safety, tolerability, and efficacy of high dose, short coruse primaquine regimens in Papua New Guinean children.  Abstract 65 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Fourth Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Divine Word University, 02nd – 07th Sept 2018.
  14. Demok S, Timinao L, Vinit R, Katusele M, Keven JB, Burkot T, Kitron U, Horwood P, Walker E, Reimer L, Pomat WS, Laman M, Ritchie S, Karl S. Arbovirus vector composition and abundance in Madang, Papua New Guinea. Abstract 68 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Fourth Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Divine Word University, 02nd – 07th Sept 2018.
  15. Lufele E, Aipit J, Tarongka N, Kaikas R, Singirok D, Kazura J, Robinson LJ, Laman M. Intraleucocytic Plasmodium falciparum pigment in Papua New Guinean children with severe malaria Abstract 69 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Fourth Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Divine Word University, 02nd – 07th Sept 2018.
  16. Vinit R, Timinao L, Katusele M, Demok S, Keven JB, Kazura J, Walker E, Robinson LJ, Mueller I, Pomat WS, Laman M, Karl S. Season-specific mosquito populations maintain perennial, hyperendemic malaria transmission on the north coast of Papua New Guinea. Abstract 70 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Fourth Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Divine Word University, 02nd – 07th Sept 2018.
  17. Watch V, Aipit J, Kote-Yarong T, Rero A, Bolnga JW, Lufele E, Laman M. The burden of presumed tuberculosis in hospitalized children in a resource-limited setting: a prospective observational study. Abstract 71 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Fourth Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Divine Word University, 02nd – 07th Sept 2018.
  18. Ome-Kaius M, Kattenberg E, Philip M, Jally S, Razook Z, Mantila D, Sui D, Ginny J, Karl S, Obadia T, Zaloumis S, Laman M, Tisch D, Felger I, Kazura J, Mueller I, Robinson L. Malaria epidemiology in young Papua New Guinean children in the context of rapid reductions in transmission. Abstract 72 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Fourth Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Divine Word University, 02nd – 07th Sept 2018.
  19. Timinao L, Vinit R, Sakel H, CzeherC, Laman M, Schofield L, Felger I, Meller I, Robinson LJ, Karl S. Transmission symptomatic malaria to Anopheles farauti mosquitoes though a membrane feeding assay in Papua New Guinea.  Abstract 73 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Fourth Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Divine Word University, 02nd – 07th Sept 2018.
  20. Tavul L, Kotty B, Laman M, Samuel A, Kumai S, Lorry L, Kerry Z, Kualawi M, Amuga M, Makita L, John L, Bieb S, Wangi J, Kazura J, O’Brian K, Weil GJ, Pomat W, Peter W, Karl S, Tisch D, King CL, Robinson LJ. Safety and efficacy of community-based mass drug administration with triple-drug therapy for lymphatic filariasis elimination in Papua New Guinea. Abstract 75 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Fourth Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Divine Word University, 02nd – 07th Sept 2018.

Publication list for 2017

  1. Bardaji A, Martinez-Espinosa FE, Arevalo-Herrera M, Padilla N, Kochar S, Ome-Kaius M, Botto-Menezes C, Castellanos ME, Kochar DK, Kochar SK, Betuela I, Mueller I, Rogerson S, Chitnis C, Hans D, Menegon M, Severini C, del Portillo H, Dobano C, Mayor A, Ordi J, Piqueras M, Sanz S, Wahlgren M, Slutsker L, Desai M, Menendez C, on be of the PregVax Study Group.  Burden and impact of Plasmodium vivax in pregnancy: A multi-centre prospective observational study. PLOS Negl Trop Dis. 2017;1-22.
  2. Clarke GM, Rockett K, Kivinen K, Hubbart C, Jeffreys AE, Rowlands K, Jallow M, Conway DJ, Bojang KA, Pinder M, Usen S, Sisay-Joof F, Sirugo G, Toure O, Thera MA, Konate S, Sissoko S, Niangaly A, Poudiougou B, Mangano VD, Bougouma EC, Sirima SB, Modiano D, Amenga-Etego LN, Ghansah A, Koram KA, Wilson MD, Enimil A, Evans J, Amodu OK, Olaniyan S, Apinjoh T, Mugri R, Ndi A, Ndila CM, Uyoga S, Macharia A, Peshu N, Williams TN, Manjurano A, Sepulveda N, Clark TG, Riley E, Drakeley C, Reyburn H, Nyirongo V, Kachala D, Molyneux M, Dunstan SJ, Phu NH, Quyen NN, Thai CQ Hien TT, Manning L, Laman M, Siba P, Karunajeewa H, Allen S, Allen A, Davis TME, Michon P, Mueller I, Molloy SF, Campino S, Kerasidou A, Cornelius VJ, Hart L, Shah SS, Band G, Spencer CCA, Agbenyega T, Achidi E, Doumbo OK, Farrar J, Marsh K, Taylor T, Kwiatkowski DP, Consortium M. Characterisation of the opposing effects of G6PD deficiency on cerebral malaria and severe malarial anaemia.  eLIFE  2017;1-30.
  3. Blyth CC, Ford R, Sapura J, Kumani T, Masiria G, Kave J, Yasi L, Greenhill A, Hwaihwanje I, Lang A, Lehmann D, Pomat W, on behalf of the Papua New Guinea Pneumonia and Meningitis Etiology Study Team. Childhood pneumonia and meningitis in the Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea in the era of conjugate vaccines: study methods and challenges. BioMed Central. 2017;9:1-10.
  4. Hofmann NE, Karl S, Wampfler R, Kiniboro B, Teliki A, Iga J, Waltmann A, Betuela I, Felger I, Robinson LJ, Mueller I. The complex relationship of exposure to new Plasmodium infections and incidence of clinical malaria in Papua New Guinea. eLIFE. 2017;1-23.
  5. Francis JP, Richmond PC, Strickland D, Prescott SL, Pomat WS, Michael A, Nadal-Sims Ma, Edwards-Devitt CJ, Holt PG, Lehmann D, van den Biggelaar AHJ. Cord blood Streptococcus pneumoniae-specific cellular immune responses predict early pneumococcal carriage in high-risk infants in Papua New Guinea. Clin & Exper Imm. 2017;187:408-417.
  6. Moore BR, Davis WA, Clarke PM, Robinson LJ, Laman M, Davis TME. Cost-effectiveness of artemisinin-naphthoquine versus artemether-lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in Papua New Guinean children. Malar J. 2017;16:1-11.
  7. Whitfield JT, Pako WH, Colling J, Alpers MP. Cultural Factors that affected the spatial and temporal epidemiology of kuru. Royal Soc. Open Sci. 2017;4:1-13.
  8. Lerch A, Koepfli C, Hofmann NE, Messerli C, Wilcox S, Kattenberg JH, Betuela I, O’Connor L, Mueller I, Felger I. Development of amplicon deep sequencing markers and data analysis pipeline for genotyping multi-clonal malaria infections. 2017;18:1-13.
  9. Vallely AJ, MacLaren D, David M, Toliman P, Kelly-Hanku A, Toto B, Tommbe R, Kombati Z, Kaima P, Browne K, Manineng C, Simeon L, Ryan C, Wand H, Hill P, Law G, Siba PM, McBride WJH, Kaldo JM. Dorsal longitudinal foreskin cut is associated with reduced risk of HIV, syphilis and genital herpes in men: a cross-sectional study in Papua New Guinea. J Int AIDS Soc. 2017;20:1-11.
  10. Wampfler R, Hofmann NE, Karl S, Betuela I, Kinboro B, Lorry L, Silkey M, Robinson LJ, Mueller I, Felger I. Effects of liver-stage clearance by Primaquine on gametycyte carriage of Plasmodium vivax and falciparum. PLOS Negl Trop Dis. 2017;7:1-15.
  11. Ome-Kaius M, Karl S, Wangnapi RA, Bolnga JW, Mola G, Walker J, Mueller I, Unger HW, Rogerson SJ. Effects of Plasmodium falciparum infection on umbilical artery resistance and intafetal blood flow distribution: a Doppler ultrasound study from Papua New Guinea. Malar J 2017;16:1-12.
  12. Lavu E, Kave E, Mosoro E, Markby J, Aleksic E, Gare J, Elsum IA, Nano G, Kaima P, Dala N, Gurung A, Bertagnolio S, Crowe SM, Myatt M, Hearps AC, Jordan MR. High levels of transmitted HIV drug resistance in a study in Papua New Guinea. PLOS One  2017:1-12.
  13. Horwood PF, Soli KW, Maure T, Naito YI, Morita A, Natsuhara K, Tadokoro K, Baba J, Odani S, Tomitsuka E, Igai K, Larkins JA, Siba PM, Pomat W, McBryde ES, Umezaki M, Greenhill AR. A high burden of asymptomatic gastrointestinal infections in traditional communities in Papua New Guinea. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2017;97:1872-1875.
  14. Fola AA, Harrison GLA, Hazairin MH, Barnadas C, Hetzel MW, Iga J, Siba PM, Mueller I, Barry AE. Higher complexity of infection and genetic diversity of Plasmodium vivax than Plasmodium falciparum across all malaria transmission zones of Papua New Guinea. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2017;630-341.
  15. Franca CT, White MT, He WQ, Hostetler JB, Brewster J, Frato G, Malhotra I, Gruszczyk J, Huon C, Lin E, Kiniboro B, yadava A, Siba P, Galinski MR, Healer J, Chitnis C, Cowman AF, Takashima E, Tsuboi T, Tham WH, Fairhurst RM, Rayner JC, King CL, Mueller I. Identification of highly-protective combinations of Plasmodium vivax recombinant proteins for vaccine development. eLIFE. 2017;1-22.
  16. Franca CT, Li Wai Suen CS, Carmagnac A, Lin E, Kiniboro B, Siba P, Schofield L, Mueller I. IgG antibodies to synthetic GPI are biomarkers of immune-status to both Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria in young children. Malar J. 2017;16:1-10.
  17. Hetzel MW, Pulford J, Ura Y, Jamea-Maiasa S, Tandrapha A, Tarongka N, Lorry L, Robinson LJ, Lilley K, Makita L, Siba PM, Mueller I. Insecticide-treated nets and malaria prevalence, Papua New Guinea, 2008-2014. Bull World Health Organ. 2017;695-705B  .
  18. Kuadima JJ, Timinao L, Naidi L, Tandrapah A, Hetzel MW, Czeher C, Pulford J. Long-term acceptability, durability and bio-efficacy of ZeroVector durable lining for vector control in Papua New Guinea.  Malar J 2017;16:1-10.
  19. Thomsen EK, Koimbu G, Pulford J, Jamea-Maiasa S, Ura Y, keven JB, Siba PM, Mueller I, Hetzel MW, Reimer LJ. Mosquito behavior change after distribution of bednets results in decreased protection against malaria exposure. Infec Dis. 2017;215:790-797.
  20. Requena P, Arevalo-Herrera A, Menegon M, Martinez-Espinosa FE, Padilla N, Botto-Menezes C, Malheiro A, Hans D, Castellanos ME, Robinson L, Samol P, Kochar S, Kochar SK, Kochar DK, Desai M, Sanz S, Quinto L, Mayor A, Rogerson S, Mueller I, Severini C, del Portillo HA, Bardaji A, Chitnis CC, Menendez C, Dobano C. Naturally acquired binding-inhibitory antibodies to Plasmodium vivax duffy binding protein in pregnant women are associated with higher birth weight in a multicenter study. Frontiers in Immuno. 2017;8:1-16.
  21. Longley RJ, White MT, Takashima E, Morita M, Kanoi BN, Li Wai Suen CSN, Betuela I, Kuehn A, Sripoorote P, Franca CT, Siba P, Robinson LJ, Lacerda M, Sattabongkot J, Tsuboi T, Mueller I. Naturally acquired antibody responses to more than 300 Plasmodium vivax proteins in three geographic regions. PLOS Negl Trop Dis. 2017:1-15.
  22. Bergstrom A, Oppenheimer SJ, Mentzer AJ, Auckland K, Robson K, Attenborough R, Alpers MP, Koki G , Pomat W, Siba P, Xue Y, Sandhu MS Tyler-Smith C. A Neolithic expansion, but strong genetic structure, in the independent history of New Guinea. Science. 2017; 357:1160–1163.
  23. Salman S, Baiwog F, Page-Sharp M, Griffin S, Karunajeewa HA, Mueller I, Rogerson SJ, Siba PM, Illett KF, Davis TME. Optimal antimalarial dose regimens for sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine with or without azithromycin in pregnancy based on population pharmacokinetic modeling. Antimicrob Agents Chemo. 2017;61:1-18.
  24. McLean ARD, Stanisic D, McGready R, Chotivanich K, Clapham C, Baiwog F, Pimanpanarak M, Siba P, Mueller I, King CL, Nosten F, Beeson JG, Rogerson S, Simpsn JA, Fowkes FJI. falciprum infection and maternofetal antibody transfer in malaria-endemic settings of varying transmission. PLOS ONE. 2017:1-18.
  25. Keven JB, Reimer L, Katusele M, Koimbu G, Vinit R, Vincent N, Thomsen E, Foran DR, Zimmerman PA, Walker ED. Plasticity of host selection by malaria vectors of Papua New Guinea. Parasites and Vectors 2017;10:1-11.
  26. Vallely LM, Toliman P, Ryan C, Rai G, Wapling J, Gabuzzi J, Allen J, Opa C, Munnull G, Kaima P, Kombuk B, Kumbia A, Kombati Z, Law G, Kelly-Hanku A, Wand H, Siba PM, Mola GDL, Kaldor JM Vallely AJ. Performance of syndromic management for the detection and treatment of genital Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Trichomonas vaginalis among women attending antenatal, well woman and sexual health clinics in Papua New Guinea: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2017;1-9.
  27. Van den Biggelaar AHJ, Richmond PC, Fuery A, Anderson D, Opa C, Saleu G, Lai M, Francis JP, Alpers MP, Pomat WS, Lehmann D. Pneumococcal responses are similar in Papua New Guinean children aged 3-5 years vaccinated in infancy with pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine with or without prior pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, or without pneumococcal vaccination. PLOS ONE. 2017:1-18.
  28. Hupalo DN, Luo Z, Melnikov A, Sutton PL, Rogov P, Escalante A, Vallejo AF, Herrera S, Arevalo-Herrera M, Fan Q, Wang Y, Cui L, Lucas CM, Durand S, Sanchez JF, Baldeviano C, Lescano AG, Laman M, Barnadas C, Barry A, Mueller I, Kazura JW, Eapen A, Kanagaraj D, Valecha N, Ferreira MU, Roobsoong W, Nguitragool W, Sattabonkot J, Gamboa D, Kosek M, Vinetz JM,  Gonzalez-Ceron, Birren BW, Neafsey DE, Carlton JM.  Population genomics studies identify signatures of global dispersal and drug resistance in Plasmodium vivax. Nat Genet  2017;48:1-16.
  29. Rarau P, Vengiau G, Gouda h, Phuanaukoonon S, Kevau IH, Bullen C, Scragg R, Riley I, Marks G, Umezaki M, Morita A, Oldenburg B, McPake B, Pulford J. Prevalence of non-communicable disease risk factors in three sites across Papua New Guinea: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Glob Health. 2017:1-14.
  30. Lehmann D, Kirarock W, van den Biggelaar AHJ, Passey M, Jacoby P, Saleu G, Masiria G, Nivio B, Greenhill A, Orami T, Francis J, Ford R, Kirkham LA, Solomon V, Richmond PC, Pomat WS, and for the 10v13v PCV Trial Team. Rationale and methods of a randomized controlled trial of immunogenicity, safety and impact on carriage of pneumococcal conjugate and polysaccharide vaccines in infants in Papua New Guinea. BioMed Central. Pneumonia. 2017;9:1-15.
  31. Manineng CM, MacLaren D, Baigry M, Trowalle E, Muller R, Vallely A, Gesch P, Hombhanje F, McBride WJ. Re-establishing safer medical-circumcision-integrated initiation ceremonies for HIV prevention in a rural setting in Papua New Guinea. A multi-method acceptability study. PLOS ONE. 2017:1-18.
  32. Lufele E, Umbers A, Ordi J, Ome-Kaius M, Wangnapi R, Unger H, Tarongka N, Siba P, Mueller I, Robinson L, Rogerson S. Risk factors and pregnancy outcomes associated with placental malaria in prospective cohort of Papua New Guinean women. Malar J. 2017;16:1-10.
  33. Luang-Suarkia D, Ernst T, Alpers MP, Garruto R, Smith D, Imrie A. Serological evidence for transmission of multiple dengue virus serotypes in Papua New Guinea and West Papua prior to 1963. PLOS Negl Trop. Dis. 2017:1-14.
  34. Diefenbach-Elstob T, Plummer D, Dowi R, Wamagi S, Gula B, Siwaeya K, Pelowa D, Siba P, Warner J. The social determinants of tuberculosis treatment adherence in a remote region of Papua New Guinea. BMC Public Health 2017;17:1-12.
  35. Koepfli C, Ome-Kaius M, Jally S, Malau E, Maripal S, Ginny J, Timinao L, Kattenberg JH, Obadia T, White M, Rarau P, Senn N, arry AE, Kazura JW, Mueller I, Robinson LJ. Sustained malaria control over and 8-year period in Papua New Guinea : The challenge of low – density asymptomatic Plasmodium infections. J Infec Dis. 2017;216:1434-443.
  36. Schofield L, Ioannidis LJ, Karl S, Robinson LJ, Tan QY, Poole DP, Betuela I, Hill DL, Siba PM, Hansen DS, Mueller I, Eriksson EM. Synergistic effect of IL-12 and IL-18 induces TIM3 regulation of γδ T cell function and decreases the risk of clinical malaria in children living in Papua New Guinea. BMC Med. 2017;15:1-15.
  37. Saweri OPM, Hetzel MW, Mueller I, Siba PM, Pulford J. The treatment of non-malarial febrile illness in Papua New Guinea: findings from cross sectional and longitudinal studies of health worker practice. BMC Health Service Res. 2017;17:1-10.
  38. Willie B, Gare J, King CL, Zimmerman PA, Mehlotra RK. A preliminary assessment of Toll-like receptor and β-defensin gene polymorphisms in Papua New Guinea – what does it mean for HIV/AIDS?  PNG Med J 2017;60:51-59.
  39. Morris M, Bolnga JW, Verave O, Aipit J, Rero A, Laman M. Safety and effectiveness of oral misoprostol for induction of labour in a resource-limited setting: a dose escalation study.  BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017;17:1-8.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS 2017

  1. Kelly-Hanku A, Badman S, Kupul M, Willie B, Narokobi R, Amos-Kuma A, Gabuzzi J, Pekon S, Aeno H, Boli Neo R, Ase S, Nembari J, Hou P, Dala N, Weikum D, Kaldo J, Vallely A, Hakim A on behalf of the Kauntim Mi Tu Study Team. 90-90-90 and the HIV continuum of care – How well are we doing in Port Moresby among key populations? Abstract 62 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Third Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 03th – 08th Sept 2017.
  2. Hakim A, Amos-Kuma A, Badman S, Kupul M, Willie B, Narokobi R, Aeno H, Neo R, Ase S, Nembari J, Hou P, Gabuzzi J, Pekon S, Dala N, Weikum D, Kaldo J, Vallely A, Kelly-Hanku A on behalf of the Kauntim Mi Tu Study Team. Access to and uptake of prevention of parent to child HIV transmission services among FSW n Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.  Abstract 64 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Third Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 03th – 08th Sept 2017.
  3. Au L, Peach E, Scoullar MJL, Morgan C, Kennedy E, Luchters S, Kelly-Hanku A, Vallely L, Vallely A, Robinson L, Siba P, Pomat W, Fowkes F, Crabb BS, Beeson JG, the HMHB Study Team. Accessing family planning services: self-reported barriers from a survey of pregnant women in East New Britain. Abstract 87 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Third Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 03th – 08th Sept 2017.
  4. Peach E, Scoullar MJL, Morgan C, Kennedy E, Luchters S, Vallely A, Siba P, Pomat W, Fowkes F, Crabb BS, Beeson JG and the HMHB Study Team.  Biomedical and health service risk factors for poor maternal and child health. Abstract 44 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Third Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 03th – 08th Sept 2017.
  5. Tavul L, Howard S, Laman M, Kumai S, Samuel A, Kotty B, Lorry L, Makita L, Yohogu M, John L, Bieb S, Wangi J, Kazura J, Weil GJ, Karl S, Tisch D, King CL, Robinson LJ. Community randomized safety trial of triple-drug mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis in Papua New Guinea. Abstract 84 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Third Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 03th – 08th Sept 2017.
  6. Aga T, Ainui N, Pham NB, Pomat WS. Domestic violence in PNG: a comparison between females and males perspective. Abstract 83 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Third Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 03th – 08th Sept 2017.
  7. Toliman PJ, Phillips S, de Jong S, O’Neill T, Kaldor JK, Vallely AJ, Tabrizi SN. Evaluation of p16/Ki-67 dual stain cytology for detection of HPV transformed squamous epithelial cells in self-collected vaginal specimens. Abstract 77 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Third Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 03th – 08th Sept 2017.
  8. Narokobi R, Hakim A, Badman SG, Willie B, Gabuzzi J, Pekon S, Gare J, Amos-Kuma A, Weikum D, Kupul M, Aeno H, Neo Boli R, Ase S, Nembari J, Hou P, Dala N, Kaldor J, Vallely A, Kelly-Hanku A on behalf of the Kauntim Mi Tu Study Team. Feasibility of molecular point of care HIV viral load testing amongst key populations in Papua New Guinea: Results from Port Moresby, 03th – 08th Sept 2017.
  9. Morgan C, Saweri O, Larme N, Peach E, Melepia P, Au L, Scoullar M, Reza MS, Vallely L, McPake B, Beeson J on behalf of HMHB Study 2a Research Team. Identifying gaps in postnatal and infancy care in East New Britain, healthy mothers healthy babies (HMHB) study 2a. Abstract 43 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Third Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 03th – 08th Sept 2017.
  10. Manineng C, MacLaren D, Baigry M, Trowall E, Muller R, Vallely A, Gesch P, Hombhanje F, McBride J. Integrating safe circumcision and re-establishing male transition rites for HIV prevention in Yangoru-Saussia, Papua New Guinea: an acceptability and feasibility assessment. Abstract 67 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Third Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 03th – 08th Sept 2017.
  11. Emori R, Pham NB, Siba P, Pomat WS. Knowledge of HIV prevention among adult males in rural PNG: New evidence from the integrated health and demographic surveillance system. Abstract 69 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Third Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 03th – 08th Sept 2017.
  12. Luang-Suarkia D, Ernst T, McCarthy S, Mitja O, Tay A, Bennett S, Garruto R, Alpers MP, Smith DW, Imrie A. Natural history of dengue transmission in Papua New Guinea: overview of research findings. Abstract 79 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Third Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 03th – 08th Sept 2017.
  13. Ford R, Sapura J, Kave J, Yasi L, Yoannes M, Chan J, Dunne E, Satzke C, Lehmann D, Pomat WS, Blyth CC, Russel FM. PNG pneumonia and menigitis aetiology study of the impact of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in hospitalised children with pnemonia and meningitis. Abstract 45 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Third Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 03th – 08th Sept 2017.
  14. Toliman PJ, Phillips S, Badman SG, Gabuzzi J, Silim S, Forereme L, Kumbia A, Kombuk B, Kombati Z, Munnull G, Mola G, Tan G, Brotherton J, Saville M, Kaldor JM, Garland S, Tabrizi SN, Vallely AJ. Point-of-care Xpert HPV test outperforms visual inspection with acetic acid and a combination HPV/VIA algorithm for the detection of high-grade cervical disease in Papua New Guinea. Abstract 78 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Third Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 03th – 08th Sept 2017.
  15. Kelly-Hanku A, Gabuzzi J, Willie B, Badman SG, Narokobi R, Amos-Kuma A, Pekon S, Kupul M, Aeno H, Boli Neo R, Ase S, Nembari J, Hou P, Dala N, Weikum D, Kaldor J, Vallely A, Hakim A on behalf of the Kauntim Mi Tu Study Team. Population prevalence of HIV, hepatiti B virus, syphilis, chlamydia trachomatis and neisseria gonorrhoeae among female sex workers and men who have sex with men, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Abstract 61 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Third Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 03th – 08th Sept 2017.
  16. Jally S, Kattenberg JH, Lautu D, Karl S, Timinao L, Nate E, Kasian B, Mueller I, Robinson LJ, Laman M, Tavul L, Moore BR. Prevalence of CYP2D6 in Madang and its association with primaquine metabolism in children. Abstract 47 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Third Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 03th – 08th Sept 2017.
  17. Timinao L, Katusele M, Tavul L, Kilepak L, Yabu S, Ele Y, Howard SC, Tisch D, Laman M, Robinson LJ, King CL, Karl S. Prevalence of wuchereria bancrofti in anopheline mosquitoes before and afte a mass drug administration against lymphatic filariasis in Madang Province. Abstract 85 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Third Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 03th – 08th Sept 2017.
  18. Hakim A, Amos-Kuma A, Badman S, Kupul M, Willie B, Narokobi R, Aeno H, Neo R, Ase S, Nembari J, Hou P, Gabuzzi J, Pekon S, Dala N, Weikum D, Kaldo J, Vallely A, Kelly-Hanku A on behalf of the Kauntim Mi Tu Study Team. Sexual and physical violence among female sex workers in Port Moresby. Abstract 65 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Third Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 03th – 08th Sept 2017.
  19. Robinson LJ, Ome-Kaius M, Koepfli C, Kattenberg JH, Lautu-Ninda D, Hofmann NE, Rodriguez D, Katusele M, Keven JB, Mantila D, Kombut B, Jally S, Malau E, Obadia T, Walker ED, Barry A, Hetzel M, Karl S, King CL, Felger I, Laman M, Kazura J, Mueller I. Understanding the highly dynamic nature of declining malaria transmission in Papua New Guinea. Abstract 86 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty Third Annual Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 03th – 08th Sept 2017.

Publication list for 2016

  1. Badman SG, Vallely LM, Toliman P, Kariwiga G, Lote B, Pomat W, Holmer C, Guy R, Luchters S, Morgan C, Garland SM, Tabrizi S, Whiley D, Rogerson SJ, Mola G, Wand H, Donovan B, Causer L, Kaldor J, Vallely A. A novel point-of-care testing strategy for sexually transmitted infections among pregnant women in high-burden settings: results of a feasibility study in Papua New Guinea.  BMC Infec Dis 2016;250:1-6.
  2. Hetzel MW, Reimer LJ, Gideon G, Koimbu G, Barnadas C, Makita L, Siba PM, Mueller I. Changes in malaria burden and transmission in sentinel sites after the roll-out of long-lasting insecticidal nets in Papua New Guinea.  Parasites & Vectors 2016;340:1-12.
  3. Duffy MF, Noviyanti R, Tsuboi T, Feng ZP, Trianty L, Sebayang B, Takashima E, Sumardy F, Lampah DA, Turner L, Lavstsen T, Fowkes FJI, Siba P, Rogerson SJ, Theander TG, Marfurt J, Price RN, Anstey NM, Brown GV, Papenfuss AT. Difference in PfEMP1s recognized by antibodies from patients with uncomplicated or severe malaria.  Malar J 2016;258:1-12.
  4. Vernot B, Tucci S, Kelso J, Schraiber JG, Wolf AB, Gittelman RM, Dannemann M, Grote S, McCoy RC, Norton H, Scheinfeldt LB, Merriwether DA, Koki G, Friedlaender JS, Wakefield J, Paabo S, Akey JM. Excavating neandertal and denisovan DNA from genomes of Melanesian Individuals.  Sci 2016;1-9.
  5. Pulford J, Smith I, Mueller I, Siba PM, Hetzel MW. Health worker compliance with a `Test and Treat’ malaria case management protocol in Papua New Guinea.  PLOS ONE 2016;1-17.
  6. Reimer LJ, Thomsen EK, Koimbu G, Keven JB, Mueller I, Siba PM, Kazura JW, Hetzel MW, Zimmerman PA. Malaria transmission dynamics surrounding the first nationwide long lasting insecticidal net distribution in Papua New Guinea.  Malar J 2016;1-11.
  7. Menegon M, Bardaji A, Martinez-Espinosa F, Botto-Menezes, Ome-Kaius M, Mueller I, Betuela I, Arevalo-Herrera M, Kochar S, Kochar SK, Jaju P, Hans D, Chitnis C, Padilla N, Castellanos ME, Ortiz L, Sanz S, Piqueras M, Desai M, Mayor A, del Portillo H, Menendez C, Severini C.  Microsatellite genotyping of Plasmodium vivax isolates from pregnant women in four malaria endemic countries.  PLOS One 2016;1-13.
  8. Ross A, Koepfli C, Schoepflin S, Timinao L, Siba P, Smith T, Mueller I, Felger I, Tanner M. The incidence and differential seasonal patterns of Plasmodium vivax primary infections and relapses in a cohort of children in Papua New Guinea.  PLOS Neglect Trop Dis 2016;1-18.
  9. Vallely LM, Homiehombo P, Walep E, Moses M, Tom M, Kelly-Hanku A, Vallely A, Nataraye E, Ninnes C, Mola GD, Morgan C, Kaldor JM, Wand H, Whttaker A, Homer CSE. Feasibility and acceptability of clean birth kits containing misoprostol for self-administration to prevent postpartum hemorrhage in rural Papua New Guinea.  Inter J Gynecolo Obstets  2016;133:301-306.
  10. Park JW, Cheong HK, Honda Y, Ha M, Kim H, Kolam J, Inape K, Mueller I. Time trend of malaria in relation to climate variability in Papua New Guinea.  Environ Health Toxicol 2016;1-11.
  11. Logue K, Keven JB, Cannon MV, Reimer L, Siba P, Walker ED, Zimmerman PA, Serre D. Unbiased characterization of Anopheles mosquito blood meals by targeted high throughput sequencing.  PLOS Neglected Trop Dis 2016;1-18.
  12. Celestine Aho, Michael A, Yoannes M, Greenhill A, Jacoby P, Reeder J, Pomat W, Saleu G, Namuigi P, Phuanukoonnon S, Smith-Vaughan H, Leach AJ, Richmond P, Lehmann D; for the Neonatal Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Trial Study Team. Limited impact of neonatal or early infant schedules of 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination on nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumonia in Papua New Guinean children: a randomized controlled trial.  Vaccine Reports 2016;36-46.
  13. Francis JP, Richmond PC, Michael A, Siba PM, Jacoby P, Hales BJ, Thomas WR, Lehmann D, Pomat WS, van den Biggelaar AHJ. A longitudinal study of natural antibody development to pneumococcal surface protein A families 1 and 2 in Papua New Guinean highland children: a cohort study.  Pneumonia  2016;12:1-7.
  14. Requena P, Rui E, Padilla N, Martinez-Espinosa FE, Castellanos ME, Botto-Menezes CB, Malheiro A, Arevalo-Herrera M, Kochar S, Kochar SK, Kochar DK, Umbers AJ, Ome-Kaius M, Wangnap R, Hans D, Menegon M, Mateo F, Sanz S, Desai M, Mayor A, Chitnis CC, Bardaji A, Mueller I, Rogerson S, Severini C, Fernandez-Becerra C, Menendez C, del Portillo H, Dobano C. Plasmodium vivax VIR proteins are targets of naturally-acquired antibody and T Cell immune responses to malaria in pregnant women.  PLOS Neglect Trop Dis 2016;1-20.
  15. Weaver R, Reiling L, Feng G, Drew DR, Mueller I, Siba PM, Tsuboi T, Richards JS, Fowkes FJI Beeson JG. The association between naturally acquired IgG subclass specific antibodies to the PfRH5 invasion complex and protection from Plasmodium falciparum  Scientific Reports 2016;1-10.
  16. Marks M, Yin YP, Chen XS, Castro A, Causer L, Guy R, Wangnapi R, Mitja O, Aziz A, Castro R, Pereira FLM, Taleo F, Guinard J, Belec L, Tun Y, Bottomley C, Ballard RC, Mabey DCW. Metaanalysis of the performance of a combined treponemal and nontreponemal rapid diagnostic test for syphilis and yaws.  Clin Infect Dis 2016;63:627-633.
  17. Drew DR, Wilson DW, Elliott SR, Cross N, Terheggen U, Hodder AN, Siba PM, Chelimo K, Dent AE, Kazura JW, Mueller I, Beeson JG. A novel approach to identifying patterns of human invasion-inhibitory antibodies guides the design of malaria vaccines incorporating polymorphic antigens.  BMC Medicine 2016;14:1-14.
  18. Igai K, Itakura M, Nishijima S, Tsurumaru H, Suda W, Tsutaya T, Tomitsuka E, Tadokoro K, Baba J, Odani S, Natsuhara K, Morita A, Yoneda M, Greenhill AR, Horwood PF, Inoue J, Ohkuma M, Hongoh Y, Yamamoto T, Siba PM, Hattori M, Minamisawa K, Umezaki M. Nitrogen fixation and nifH diversity in human gut microbiota.  Scientific Reports 2016;1-11.
  19. Franca CT, He WQ, Gruszczyk J, Lim NTY, Lin E, Kiniboro B, Siba PM, Tham WH, Mueller I. Plasmodium vivax reticulocyte binding proteins are key targets of naturally acquired immunity in young Papua New Guinean children.  PLOS Neglect Trop Dis 2016;1-17.
  20. Chan JA, Howell KB, Langer C, Maier AG, Hasang W, Rogerson SJ, Petter M, Chesson J, Stanisic DI, Duffy MF, Cooke BM, Siba PM, Mueller I, Bull PC, Marsh K, Fowkes FJI, Beeson JG. A single point in protein trafficking by Plasmodium falciparum determines the expression of major antigens on the surface of infected erythrocytes targeted by human antibodies.  Cell Mol Life Sci 2016;73:4141-4158.
  21. Mueller I, Hetzel MW. Malaria in Papua New Guinea 2000-2013: back from the brink, but where to now?  PNG Med J 2014;57:1-6.
  22. Hetzel MW, Pulford J, Maraga S, Barnadas C, Reimer LJ, Tavul L, Jamea-Maiasa S, Tandrapah T, Maalsen A, Makita L, Siba PM, Mueller I. Evaluation of the Global Fund-supported National  Malaria Control Program in Papua New Guinea, 2009-2014..  PNG Med J 2014;57:7-29.
  23. Angwin A, Hetzel MW, Mueller I, Siba PM, Pulford J. A qualitative study of how affected individuals or their caregivers respond to suspected malaria infection in rural Papua New Guinea.  PNG Med J 2014;57:30-38.
  24. Hetzel MW, Paul S, Benjamin L, Makita L, Mueller I, Siba PM. The proportion of fevers attributable to malaria varies significantly between sites in Papua New Guinea.  PNG Med J 2014;57:39-51.
  25. Bande G, Hetzel MW, Iga J, Barnadas C, Mueller I, Siba PM, Horwood PF. An investigation into febrile illnesses of unknown aetiology in Wipim, Papua New Guinea.  PNG Med J 2014;57:52-58.
  26. Kurumop SF, Pulford J, Mueller I, Siba PM, Hetzel MW. Diagnostic capacity and antimalarial availability in Papua New Guinea before the introduction of a revised national malaria treatment protocol.  PNG Med J 2014;57:59-67.
  27. Betuela I, Robinson LJ, Hetzel MW, Laman M, Siba PM, Bassat Q, Mueller I. Primaquine treatment for Plasmodium vivax – an essential tool for malaria control and elimination in Papua New Guinea.  PNG Med J 2014;57:68-74.
  28. Koepfli C, Barry AE, Javati S, Timinao L, Nate E, Mueller I barnadas C. How molecular epidemiology studies can support the National malaria control program in Papua New Guinea.  PNG Med J 2014;57:75-85.
  29. Katusele M, Gideon G, Thomsen EK, Siba PM, Hetzel MW, Reimer LJ. Long-lasting insecticidal nets remain efficacious after five years of use in Papua New Guinea.  PNG Med J 2014;57:86-93.
  30. Hetzel MW, Pulford J, Tandrapah T, Jamea-Maiasa S; on behalf of the PNGIMR MalCon Team. Missing in line of duty.  PNG Med J 2014;57:94-102.
  31. Siba PM. Dr Adolf Saweri – an inspirational academic, researcher and mentor.  PNG Med J 2014;57:112.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS 2016

  1. Sapura J, Aho C, Kumani T, Masiria G, Kave J, Hwaihwanje I, Ford R, Yuasi L, Greenhill A, Lehmann D, Pomat WS, Siba pM, Blyth CC; on behalf of PNGIMR Aetiology Study Team. The aetiology of pneumonia and meningitis in hospitalized children from the Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.  Abstract 11 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-second Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Alotau, 4 -9 Sep 2016:41-42.
  2. Nagepu B, Orami T, Ford R, Michael A, Yoannes M, Solomon V, masiria G, saleu G, Dreyam M, Nivio B, Siba P, Passey M, Jacoby P, Richmond P, Kirkham LA, Greenhill A, Lehmann D, Pomat W; for the 10v13vPCV Trial Team. Impact of 10-valent and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on pneumococcal and non typeable Haemophillus Influenzae carriage in the Eastern Highlands Province infants.  Abstract 12 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-second Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Alotau, 4-9 Sep 2016:42-43.
  3. Kirarock W, Masiria G, Nivio B, Saleu G, Dreyam m, Siba P, Solomon V, Ford R, Passey M, Kirkham L, Lehmann D, Richmond P, Pomat WS; for the PCV Trial Team. Comparison of 10-valent and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in high-risk children: Protocol for randomized controlled trial.  Abstract 13 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-second Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Alotau, 4-9 Sep 2016:43-44.
  4. Biloo E, Kumbu j, Kini A, Pembu S, Lavu EK, Ropa B, Abdad Y, Stambos V, Pavlin BI. Confirmation and challenges of measles and dengue diagnosis in recent outbreaks in Papua New Guinea.  Abstract 16 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-second Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Alotau, 4-9 Sep 2016:44-45.
  5. Boli R, Pham BN, Siba P. Changing burden of diseases at the primary healthcare level in rural PNG.  Abstract 19 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-second Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Alotau, 4-3 Sep 2016:47-47.
  6. Rarau P, Pulford J, Vengiau G, Gouda H, Phuanukoonon S, Kevau IH, Umezaki m, morita A, Riley I, Marks G, Bullin C, Scragg R, McPake B, Oldenburg B. The prevalence of non-communicable  diseases risk factors in three sites across Papua New Guinea – A cross-sectional study.  Abstract 26 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-second  Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Alotau, 4-9 Sep 2016:52-53.
  7. Gouda HN, Maraga S, Rarau P, Flaxman A, Phuanukoonnon S, Siba P, Stewart AL, Serina P, Ohno S, Lorenzo R, Murray C, Lopez A, Riley I. Mortality in transition: causes of death in three sites in Papua New Guinea during 2011 and 2014. Abstract 27 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-second Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Alotau, 4-9 Sep 2016:53-54.
  8. Emori RB, Bang PN, Siba PM. Measuring child mortalities in Papua New Guinea, using the direct and indirect estimation methods. Abstract 28 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-second Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Alotau, 4-9 Sep 2016:54.
  9. Tavul L, Hetzel M, wash D, Teliki A, Karl S, Siba P, Pulford J, Laman M, Betuela I, Kiniboro B, Oswyn G, Makita L, Robinson L, Kattenbuerg JE, Mueller I. The efficacy of Artemether-lumefantrine and dihydroartemisinin for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in Papua New Guinea. Abstract 36 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-second Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Alotau, 4-9 Sep 2016:60-61.
  10. Hofmann NE, Karl S, Wampfler R, Betuela I, Teliki A, Waltmann A, felger I, Robinson LJ, Mueller I. Investigating small-scale heterogeneity in malaria transmission using the molecular force of infection.  Abstract 37 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-second Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Alotau, 4-9 Sep 2016:61-62.
  11. Omena M, Javati S, Lang A, Ford R, Pomat WS, Blyth C. Viral pathogens associated with pneumonia and meningitis in children in the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.  Abstract 39 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-second Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Alotau, 4-9 Sep 2016:63-64.
  12. Peach E, Scoullar M, morgan C, fowkes F, Pomat W, Siba P, Beeson J; on behalf of the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies (HMHB) Study Team. Determining disease burden and causes of low birth weight to improve maternal and infant health: a prospective longitudinal study in East New Britain. Abstract 50 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-second Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Alotau, 4-9 Sep 2016:71-72.
  13. Pham NB, Pomat W, Siba P. CHESS: A new generation of population health surveillance for sustainable development of PNG. Abstract 52 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-second Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Alotau, 4-9 Sep 2016:72-73.

Publication list for 2015

  1. Gare J, Kelly-Hanky A, Ryan CE, David M, Kaima P, Imara U, Lote N, Crowe SM, Hearps AC.  Factors influencing antiretroviral adherence and virological outcomes in people living with HIV in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. PLOS One 2015;1-14.
  2. Reddy SB, Anders RF, Cross N, Mueller I, Senn N, Stanisic DI, Siba PM, Wahlgren M, Kironde F, Beeson JG, Persson KEM. Difference in affinity of monoclonal and naturally acquired polyclonal antibodies against Plasmodium falciparum merozoite antigens. BMC Microb 2015;15:1-11.
  3. Laman M, Aipit S, Bona C, Siba PM, Robinson LJ, Manning L, Davis TME. Ultrasonographic assessment of splenic volume at presentation and after anti-malarial therapy in children with malarial anaemia. Malar J 2015;14:1-9.
  4. Teo A, Hasang W, Randal LM, Unger HW, Siba PM, Mueller I, Brown GV Rogerson. Malaria preventive therapy in pregnancy and its potential impact on immunity to malaria in an area of declining transmission. Malar J  2015;14:1-8.
  5. Makaen J, Tasi L. Anthrax, fairly undetected in Papua New Guinea.  HAF 2015;2:41-48.
  6. Koepfli C, Robinson LJ, Rarau P, Salib M, Sambale N, Wampfler R, Betuela I, Nuitragool W, Barry AE, Siba P, Felger I, Mueller I. Blood-stage parasitaemia and age determine Plasmodium falciparum and vivax gametocytaemia in Papua New Guinea. PLOS One 2015;1-15.
  7. Karl S, Li Wai Suen CSN, Unger HW, Ome-Kaius M, Mola G, White L, Wangnapi RA, Rogerson SJ, Mueller I. Preterm or Not – an evaluation of estimates of gestational age in a cohort of women from rural Papua New Guinea. PLOS One  2015;1-17.
  8. Andrew EVW, Pell C, Angwin A, Auwum A, Daniels J, Mueller I, Phuanukoonnon S, Pool R. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices concerning malaria in pregnancy: Results from a qualitative study in Madang, Papua New Guinea. PLOS One 2015;1-20.
  9. Atwell JE, Thumar B, Robinson LJ, Tobby R, Yambo P, Ome-Kaius M, Siba PM, Unger HW, Rogerson SJ, King CL, Karron RA. Impact of placental malaria and hypergammaglobulinemia on transplacental transfer of respiratory syncytial virus antibody in Papua New Guinea. J Infect Dis 2015;1-31.
  10. Irani V, Ramsland PA, Guy AJ, Siba PM, Mueller I, Richards JS, Beeson JG. Acquisition of functional antibodies that block the binding of erythrocyte binding antigen 175 and protection against Plasmodium falciparum malaria in children. Clinic Infect Dis 2015;1-29.
  11. Makaen J, Omena M. Maintenance of a reliable laboratory service for tuberculosis intervention in Papua New Guinea. Lab Med 2015;46:35-37.
  12. Martinez I, Stegen JC, Maldonado-Gomez MX, Eren AM, Siba PM, Greenhill AR, Walter J. The gut microbiota of rural Papua New Guineans: Composition, diversity patterns, and ecological processes. Cell Reports 2015;11:527-538.
  13. Vallely LM, Homiehombo P, Kelly-Hanku A, Whittaker A. Unsafe abortion requiring hospital admission in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New guinea – a descriptive study of women’s and health care workers’ experiences. Reproductive Health 2015;12:1-11.
  14. Laman M, Benjamin JM, Moore BR, Salib M, Tawat S, Davis WA, Siba PM, Robinson LJ, Davis TME. Artemether-lumefantrine versus artemisinin-naphthoquine in Papua New Guinean children with uncomplicated malaria: a six months post-treatment follow-up study. Malarial J 2015;15:1-7.
  15. Unger HW, Ome-Kaius M, Karl S, Singirok D, Siba P, Walker J, Wangnapi RA, Mueller I, Rogerson SJ. Factors associated with ultrasound-aided detection of suboptimal fetal growth in a malaria-endemic area in Papua New    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015;15:1-8.
  16. Jennison C, Arnot A, Tessier N, Tavul L, Koepfli C, Felger I, Siba PM, Reeder JC, Bahlo M, Mueller I, Barry AE. Plasmodium vivax populations are more genetically diverse and less structured than sympatric Plasmodium falciparum PLOS 2015;1-20.
  17. Stanisic DI, Moore KA, Baiwog F, Ura A, Clapham C, King CL, Siba PM, Beeson JG, Mueller I, Fowkes FJ, Rogerson SJ. Risk factors for malaria and adverse birth outcomes in a prospective cohort of pregnant women resident in a high malaria transmission area of Papua New Guinea. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2015; 1-12.
  18. Hofmann N, Mwingira F, Shekalaghe S, Robinson LJ, Mueller I, Felger I. Ultra-sensitive detection of Plasmodium falciparum by amplification of multi-copy subtelomeric targets. PLOS Med 2015;1-21.
  19. Mitja O, Houinei W, Moses P, Kapa A, Paru r, Hays R, Lukehart S, Godornes C, Bieb SV, Grice T, Siba P, Mabey D, Sanz S, Alonso PL, Asiedu K, Bassat Q.  Mass treatment with single-dose azithromycin for yaws. N Engl J Med 2015;372:703-710.
  20. Koleala T, Karl S, Laman M, Moore BR, Benjamin J, Barnadas C, Robinson LJ, Kattenberg JH, Javati S, Wong RPM, Rosanas-Urgell A, Betuela I, Siba PM, Mueller I, Davis TME. Temporal changes in Plasmodium falciparum anti-malarial drug sensitivity in vitro and resistance-associated genetic mutations in isolates from Papua New Guinea. Malarial J 2015;14:1-9.
  21. Unger HW, Ome-Kaius M, Wangnapi RA, Umbers AJ, Hanieh S, Li Wai Suen C, Robinson LJ, Rosanas-urgell A, Wapling J, Lufele E, Kongs C, Samol P, Sui D, Singirok D, Bardaji A, Schofield L, Menendez, Betuela I, Siba P, Mueller I, Rogerson SJ. Sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine plus azithromycin for the prevention oflow birthweight in Papua New Guinea: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Medicine 2015;13:1-16.
  22. Stanisic DI, Fowkes FJI, Koinari M, Javata S, Lin E, Kiniboro B, Richards JS, Robinson LJ, Schofield L, Kazura JW, King CL, Zimmerman P, Felger I, Siba PM, Mueller I, Beeson JG. Acquisition of antibodies against Plasmodium falciparum merozoites and malaria immunity in Young children and the influence of ages, force of infection, and magnitude of response. Infection and Immunity 2015;83:646-660.
  23. Unger HW, Karl S, Wangnapi RA, Siba P, Mola G, Walker J, Mueller I, Ome M, Rogerson SJ. Fetal size in a rural Melanesian population with minimal risk factors for growth restriction: an observational ultrasound study from Papua New Guinea. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2015;92:178-186.
  24. Logue K, Small ST, Chan ER, Reimer L, Siba PM, Zimmerman PA, Serre D. Whole-genome sequencing reveals absence of recent gene flow and separate demographic histories for Anopheles punctulatus mosquitoes in Papua New Guinea.  Mol Ecol 2015;24:1-16.
  25. Jennison C, Arnott A, Tessier N, Tavul L, Koepfli C, Felger I, Siba PM, Reeder JC, Bahlo M, Mueller I, Barry AE. Plasmodium vivax populations are more genetically diverse and less structured than sympatric Plasmodium falciparum populations. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2015;1-20.
  26. Greenhil AR, Tsuji H, Ogata K, Natsuhara K, Morita A, Soli K, Larkins JA, Tadokoro K, Odani S, Baba J, Naito Y, Tomitsuka E, Nomoto K, Siba PM, Horwood PF, Umezaki. Characterization of the gut microbiota of Papua New Guineans using reverse transcription quantitative PCR. PLOS One 2015;1-15.
  27. Naito YI, Morita A, Natsuhara K, Tadokoro K, Baba J, Odani S, Tomitsuka E, Igai K, Tsutaya T, Yoneda M, Greenhill AR, Horwood PF, Soli KW, Phuanukoonnon S, Siba PM, Umezaki M. Association of protein intakes and variation of diet-scalp hair nitrogen isotopic discrimination factor in Papua New Guinea highlanders.  Am J Phys Anthropol 2015;
  28. Karl S, Laman M, Moore BR, Benjamin J, Koleala T, Iban C, Kasian B, Siba PM, Waltmann A, Mueller I, Woodward RC, St Pierre TG, Davis TM. Gametocyte clearance kinetics determined by quantitative magnetic fractionation in Melanesian children with uncomplicated malaria treated with artemisinin combination therapy. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2015;59:4489-4496.
  29. Benjamin JM, Moore BR, Salman S, Page-Sharp M, Tawat S, Yadi G, Lorry L, Siba PM, Batty KT, Robinson LJ, Mueller I, Davis TM. Population pharmockinetics, tolerability, and safety of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamin-piperaquine in pregnant and nonpregnant Papua New Guinean women.  Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2015;59:4260-4271.
  30. Moore BR, Salman S, Benjamin J, Page-Sharp M, Yadi G, Batty KT, Siba PM, Mueller I, Davis TM. Pharmacokinetics of piperaquine transfer into the breast milk of Melanesian mothers. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2015;59:4272-4278.
  31. Requena P, Barrios D, Robinson LJ, Samol P, Umbers AJ, Wangnapi R, Ome-Kaius M, Rosanas-Urgell A, Mayor A, Lopez M, de Lazzari E, Arevalo-Herrera M, Fernandez-Becerra C, del Portillo H, Chitnis CE, Siba PM, Rogerson S, Mueller I, Bardaji A, Menemdez C, Dobano C. Proinflammatory responses and higher IL-10 production by T cells correlate with protection against malaria during pregnancy and delivery outcomes. J Immunol 2015;194:3275-3285.
  32. Chiu CY, Hodder AN, Lin CS, Hill DL, Li Wai Suen CS, Schofield L, Siba PM, Mueller I, Cowman AF, Hansen DS. Antibodies to the Plasmodium falciparum proteins MSPDBL1 and MSPDBL2 opsonize merozoites, inhibit parasite growth, and predict protection from clinical malaria. J Infect Dis. 2015;212:406-415.
  33. Tessema SK,Monk SL, Schultz MB, Tavul L, Reeder JC, Siba PM, Mueller I, Barry AE. Phylogeography of var gene repertoires reveals fine-scale geospatial clustering of Plasmodium falciparum populations in a highly endemic area. Mol Ecol 2015;24:484-497.
  34. Morita A, Natsuhara K, Tomitsuka E, Odani S, Baba J, Tadokoro K, Igai K, Greehill AR, Horwood PF, Soli KW, Phuanukoonnon S, Siba PM, Umezaki M. Development, validation, and use of a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire for assessing protein intake in Papua New Guinean Highlandeers. Am J Hum Biol 2015;27:349-357.
  35. Lufele E, Aipit J, Siba P, Robinson LJ, Laman M.  A decline of haemophilus influenza type b meningitis in Papua New Guinean children despite low vaccination coverage. J trop Pediatr 2015;
  36. MacLaren DJ, McBride WJ, Kelly GC, Muller R, Tommbe R, Kaldor JM, Vallely AJ. HIV prevalence is strongly associated with geographical variations in male circumcision and foreskin cutting in Papua New guinea: an ecological study. Sex Transm Infect  2015;
  37. Vallely A, Toliman P, Badman SG, Gabuzzi J, Forereme L, Silim S, Allan J, Munnull G, Kumbia A, Kombuk B, Kombati Z, Ryan C, Vallely LM, KellyHanku A, Wand H, Siba P, Mola GDL, Tabrizi S, Guy R, Kaldor JM. Newly-available, innoviative point-of-care HPV-DNA testing could transform cervical cancer screening in Papua New Guina and other high-burden countries. Abstract 16 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-first Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 30 Aug -4 Sep 2015:41-42.
  38. Vallely LM, Homiehombo P, Walep E, Moses M, tom M, Nataraye E, Kelly-Hanku A, Vallely A, Ninnes C, Mola G, Morgan C, Kaldor JM, Wand H, Whittaker A, Homer CSE. Feasibility and acceptability of cleanbirth kits and self-administered misoprostol for the prevention of postpartum haemorrhage in rural Papua New Guinea.  Abstract 25 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-first Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 30 Aug -4 Sep 2015:46-47.
  39. Naidi L, Pulford J, Mueller I, Siba PM, Hetzel MW. Assessing coverage of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy (IPTp).  Abstract 28 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-first Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 30 Aug -4 Sep 2015:48-49.
  40. Vallely LM, Paul R, Naidi B, Morewaya J, Kariwiga G, Vallely A, Morgan C, Homer CE. Review of the village birth attendant program in Milne Bay Province.  Abstract 34 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-first Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 30 Aug -4 Sep 2015:52.
  41. Noel B, Kumai J, Campbell A, Siba P, Wangnapi RA. Incidences of village and health facility births and influencing factors on Karkar Island of PNG.  Abstract 37 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-first Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 30 Aug -4 Sep 2015:54.
  42. Mek A, Kelly-Hanku A, Wilson L, Aeno H, Vallely A. Polygamy, sexual agency and women in contemporary Papua New Guinea.  Abstract 45 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-first Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 30 Aug -4 Sep 2015:58-59.
  43. Lufele E, Aipit J, Siba P, Robinson LJ Laman M. A decline of haemophilus influenza type b meningitis in Papua New Guinean children despite low vaccination coverage.   Abstract 48 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-first Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 30 Aug -4 Sep 2015:60.
  44. Sapura J, Aho C, Masiria g, Kave J, Kumani T, Hwaihwanje I, Ford R, Greenhill A, Lehmann D, Pomat WS, Siba PM, Blyth CC on behalf of the PNGIMR Aetiology Study Team. The Aetiology of pneumonia and meningitis in hospitalized children from the Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.  Abstract 49 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-first Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 30 Aug -4 Sep 2015:60-61.
  45. Emori R, Vallely L, Bolnga J, Pok H, Phuanukoonnon S, Siba P. Adolescent women’s experiences of pregnancy from two sites in Papua New Guinea.  Abstract 51 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-first Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 30 Aug -4 Sep 2015:62.
  46. Hendel M, Melepia P, Beeson J, Morgan C, Pomat W, Siba P, on behalf of the healthy mothers healthy babies (HMHB) study team.  Quantifying the burden of disease in pregnancy and risk factors for poor pregnancy outcomes: a longitudinal observational study in East New Britain.  Abstract 52 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-first Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 30 Aug -4 Sep 2015:62-63.
  47. Saweri OPM, Pulford J, Siba PM, Mueller I, Hetzel MW. The direct and indirect costs households face when seeking treatment for febrile illness at rural health facilities in PNG.  Abstract 56 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-first Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 30 Aug -4 Sep 2015:65.
  48. Francis JP, Wana S, Solomon V, Ford R, Greenhill A, Saleu G, Masiria G, Dreyam M, Nivio B Siba P, Jacoby P, Passey M, Lehmann D, Richmond P, Pomat WS. Immunogenicity of the 10 – and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV) given at 1-2-3 months of age in infants in Papua New Guinea. Abstract 62 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-first Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 30 Aug -4 Sep 2015:68.
  49. Kumai J, Pham BN, Siba P. Declining fertility in Karkar Island: evidence from the PNG IMR’s iHDSS. Abstract P1 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-first Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 30 Aug -4 Sep 2015:71-72.
  50. Kelly-hanku A, Ase S, Fiya V, Vallely L, Kaldor J, Vallely A. Mother’s sickness: Papua new Guinean women and men and their knowledge of cervical cancer, its location, cause and prevalence in the community. Abstract P2 in Program and Abstracts of the Fifty-first Annual Medical Symposium of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 30 Aug -4 Sep 2015:72.
  51. King S, Passey M, Dickson R. Perceptions and use of maternal health services by women in rural coastal Madang.  PNG Med J 2013;56:5-13.
  52. Shield JM, Kow F. A comparative study of intestinal helminthes in pre-school-age urban and rural children in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.  PNG Med J 2013;56:14-31.
  53. Gibbs T, Vilakiva G. Mother’s love for bacterial babies: the commitment of Audrey Michael, Mition Yoannes and Tilda Orami to medical research.  PNG Med J 2013;56:43-49.
  54. Vilakiva G, Gibbs T. Papua New Guinea’s next generation of medical researchers: Celestine Aho, Patricia Rarau and Pamela Toliman.  PNG Med J 2013;56:50-54.
  55. Horwood PF, Greenhill AR. Enteric diseases remain a major contributor to poor health outcomes in Papua New Guinea.  PNG Med J 2013;56:97-102.
  56. Barrington DJ, Greenhill AR. More resources need to be committed to the provision of safe water sources and sanitation in Papua New Guinea.  PNG Med J 2013;56:103-109.
  57. Kas MP, Horwood PF, Laman M, Manning L, Atua V, Siba PM, Greenhill AR. Isolation of vibrio cholerae and other enteric microbiota from patients with suspected cholera during the 2009 outbreak in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea.  PNG Med J 2013;56:110-115.
  58. Phuanukoonnon S, Michael A, Kirarock WS, Pomat WS, van den Biggelaar AHJ. Intestinal parasitic infections and anaemia among pregnant women in the highlands of Papua New Guinea.  PNG Med J 2013;56:119-125.
  59. Phuanukoonnon S, Namosha E, Kua L, Siba PM, Greenhill AR. Evaluation of a WASH intervention demonstrates the potential for improved hygiene practices in Hiri district, Central Province.  PNG Med J 2013;56:126-135.
  60. Kas MP, Maure T, Soli KW, Umezaki M, Morita A, Bebes S, Jonduo MJ, Larkins JA, Luang-Suarkia D, Siba PM, Greenhill AR, Horwood PF. Evaluation of a rapid immunochromatographic assay for the detection of rotavirus, norovirus and adenovirus from children hospitalized with acute watery diarrhea.  PNG Med J 2013;56:141-144.
  61. Toliman PJ, Guwada C, Soli KW. A review of diarrhea aetiology in Papua New Guinea, 1995-2012.  PNG Med J 2013;56:145-155.
  62. Horwood PF, Greenhill AR. Cholera in Papua New Guinea: observations to date and future considerations.  PNG Med J 2013;56:162-165.
  63. Zhang Xu-D, Kelly-Hanku A, Chai JJ, Luo J, Temmerman M, Luchters S. Sexual and reproductive health risks amongst female adolescents who use amphetamine-type stimulants and sell sex: a qualitative inquiry in Yunnan, China.  Harm Reduction J 2015;12:1-12.
  64. Greenhill AR, Phuanukoonnon S, Michael A, Yoannes M, Orami T, Smith H, Murphy D, Blyth C, Reeder J, Siba P, Pomat W, Lehmann D. Streptococus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenza in paediatric meningitis patients at Goroka General Hospital, Papua New Guinea: serotype distribution and antimicrobial susceptibility in the pre-vaccine era.  BMC Infect  Dis 2015;15:1-8.
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