Stronger Surveillance and Systems Support for Rapid Identification and Containment of Resurgent or Resistant Vector Borne Pathogens in Papua New Guinea - STRIVE PNG

Lead: Doctor Leanne Robinson, Burnet Institute

PNG has a substantial burden of endemic and emerging diseases. There is a pressing need for continuous surveillance, rapid diagnosis and real-time tracking of emerging and resurgent infectious diseases. This project will evaluate and implement real-time surveillance for malaria and other vector-borne illnesses in PNG and will provide early warning of drug-resistance and insecticide resistant vectors. The project will also strengthen PNG’s outbreak response capability by providing decision support tools to frontline healthcare workers and policymakers.


  • The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research               
  • James Cook University                
  • Australian Army Malaria Institute
  • Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research
  • Central Public Health Laboratory, Papua New Guinea                
  • Papua New Guinea National Department of Health                     

Funding: $3,000,000

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