Accelerating the Development of Evidence-based Policy and Practice (ADEPPt) in Papua New Guinea

Lead: Professor David Durrheim, University of Newcastle

This project will bring together and upskill frontline healthcare practitioners and senior policymakers to identify and address large-scale local health system problems, such as barriers to vaccination uptake. The project will assess the effectiveness of the model used to upskill the workforce for application in other settings.


  • Australian National University     
  • The University of New England     
  • Hunter New England Local Health District                                      
  • National Department of Health, Papua New Guinea
  • University of Papua New Guinea           
  • World Health Organization          

Funding: $1,915,400

University of Newcastle Media Release