PNG Epidemiologist to Enhance Knowledge in the States

PNG Epidemiologist to Enhance Knowledge in the States


Port Moresby: The U.S. Embassy in Papua New Guinea is pleased to announce that Dr. Mathias Bauri, the only Epidemiologist for the National Department of Health of Papua New Guinea, flew out of Port Moresby today to participate in a U.S. Government sponsored International Visitors Leadership Program on Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Bauri is an emerging young leader in the field of epidemiology, and the experience he will gain will help him improve the country’s capacity to respond to infectious diseases. His three week program in the United States will take place from June 18 – July 6, in Washington, Atlanta, San Francisco, Sacramento, Reno and Miami.

Dr. Mathias Bauri with Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray and the Embassy CDC Health team

Dr Bauri, 36 provides leadership in research, disease surveillance and emergency and outbreak responses for the National Department of Health in Papua New Guinea. He also serves as a faculty member in the Field Epidemiology Training Program in PNG, training Field Epidemiologists and has worked closely with the U.S. Embassy health team from the Center for Disease Control.

Dr Bauri is directly responsible for providing technical advice to the Government on infectious diseases of global health concern and the IVLP program will enhance his knowledge in this area and place him in a better position to address issues efficiently and with confidence.