Stronger Surveillance for Vector Borne Pathogens - STRIVE PNG
What we aim to achieve:
Early warnings of drug-resistant vectors (mosquitoes) and strengthening of PNGs vector-borne disease outbreak response capability.
How we will achieve it:
Through the evaluation and implementation of real-time surveillance for malaria and other vector-borne illnesses, and 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
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea has a fragile health system, a rapidly expanding population, and a substantial burden of endemic and emerging diseases. This is of significant concern given the rapidly increasing cross-border travel within the region. There is a pressing need for continuous surveillance, rapid diagnosis, and real-time tracking of emerging and resurgent infectious diseases.
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