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Vector Borne Diseases

What we do

  • work to understand, diagnose, treat and prevent malaria and filariasis
  • investigate malaria vaccines, insecticide-treated bednets, antimalarial drugs and drug resistance
  • conduct in-depth studies of Plasmodium vivax; one of the four malaria parasites
  • conduct clinical trials on prevention of malaria in children and pregnant women
  • have close links with PNG national and provincial malaria and disease control programs
  • collaborate with partners in Australia, Europe, USA and Asia

Our teams

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