Understanding the socio-cultural dimensions of TB in Papua New Guinea: Knowledge to optimise public health solutions

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Tuberculosis (TB) is preventable and curable, yet remains the leading infectious cause of death globally. Past strategies have repeatedly failed and Papua Bew Guinea (PNG) has one of the highest burdens on TB in the world. The PhD student will lead academic outputs from a NHMRC Project Grant to investigate the socio-cultural beliefs, behaviours and environmental issues that sustain and enhance the transmission of TB in two high burden sites: Daru, Western Province and Port Moresby, National Capital District. The candidate will also assess the accessibility and acceptability of current and future socio-cultural and biomedical interventions for TB control.

Supervisory team
Angela
Kelly-Hanku

Medicine
The Kirby Institute
Steve
Graham

University of Melbourne
Other
Stephen
Bell

Medicine
The Kirby Institute
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