Research Units PNGIMR

Infections & Immunity Unit

What we do at the I&IU

We conduct cross-disciplinary research on the most important infectious diseases in PNG, focusing on respiratory and enteric infections.

Our research into acute respiratory illnesses, diarrhoea and febrile illnesses (those with a fever at onset) relates directly to PNG.

We study pneumococcal vaccines and their suitability for children to inform policy on suitable schedules for PNG. Rotavirus infection in children is another area we are investigating.

We have a field team and three laboratory teams; bacteriology, immunology and virology.

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