Research Units PNGIMR

Vector-borne Disease Research Unit

What we do at the VBDU

We conduct studies in order to understand and find new methods to diagnose, treat and prevent malaria, filariasis and other mosquito borne diseases.

The major studies include: clinical trial of new drugs for malaria and filariasis, malaria vaccine discovery , effects of long lasting insecticide-treated bed nets and monitoring of drug resistance.

We conduct in-depth studies of Plasmodium vivax; one of the four malaria parasites, and clinical trials on prevention of malaria in infants and pregnant women

We have close links with PNG national and provincial malaria and disease control programs, and work with partners in Australia, Europe, USA and Asia.

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