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.

    Funding: $3,000,000

    Program Manager:

    Dr Leanne Robinson

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