The Institute undertake high quality health research activities, provide evidence for relevant local action and policy, and contribute to the regional and global base of knowledge on major tropical health problems, in the following manner:
In line with the National Health Plan, the core research activities of the Institute are concentrated both on the traditional main causes of illness and deaths, such as pneumonia, meningitis, tuberculosis (TB) or malaria and emerging diseases such as HIV/AIDS and more recently pandemic influenza or cholera that pose serious threats to the community at large. In all these programs, the health of women and children, who are the most vulnerable members of society, are a particular focus.
To improve the health and well-being of Papua New Guineans
To conduct research on the major medical health problems in PNG, that supports the development of health services in PNG and contributes to global knowledge and innovations in health.