STRIVE PNG – Stronger Surveillance for Vector-borne Pathogens

STRIVE PNG aims to strengthen Papua New Guinea’s vector-borne disease surveillance and outbreak response capacity by strengthening partnerships and developing innovative approaches to surveillance and response. The STRIVE PNG uses a partnership-based approach involving joint decision-making, co-design of activities, shared resource contribution and mutual accountability. The STRIVE PNG Steering Committee ensures the project aligns with national and regional priorities and provides high-level oversight and advocacy.

Countries  Pacific Island Countries
Diseases Malaria, COVID-19
Drugs -
Research Discipline Population Health Interventions

Main Investigator/Other Investigators
Professor Leanne RobinsonDr Fiona AngrisanoDr Shazia Ruybal Samuel Mcewen Rachael Farquhar Paul Daly Desmond Gul Jessie KingstonProfessor William Pomat, Moses Laman
Contact Person Professor Leanne Robinson
Associate Investigators/Other Collaborators -
Link to Project https://www.burnet.edu.au/projects/423
Partner Organisations or Research Institutions involved Burnet Institute
PNG Institute of Medical Research
PNG Central Public Health Laboratory
PNG National Department of Health
The University of PNG School of Medicine and Health Sciences
National Agriculture and Quarantine Inspection Authority
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
University of Queensland
Menzies Institute
James Cook University
Deakin University
CSIRO Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness Australian Defence Force Malaria and Infectious Disease Institute
Beyond Essential Solutions – Tupaia and Trilateral Malaria Project
Approximate project duration 2018-2022