PIMI supports public-private partnerships to control and eliminate malaria in Papua New Guinea

The PNG Industry Malaria Initiative (PIMI) was launched in 2013 as a highly innovative PNG industry sector initiative to enlist Papua New Guinea’s major resource sector companies to accelerate implementation of the National Malaria Control Strategy with the further specific goal of achieving malaria elimination by 2050.

The fundamental concept of PIMI is to support major resource operators (energy, mining and agribusiness) in PNG to create public-private partnerships (PPPs) with their host provinces to progress malaria control and eventually drive towards elimination.

The PIMI strategy has had the support of the National Department of Health under its “National Health Sector Partnership Policy” which provides the appropriate policy platform to facilitate the establishment of PPP’s such as PIMI.

The core objective of PIMI is to enlist the country’s major resource sector companies to accelerate the implementation of PNG’s National Malaria Control Strategy.



4 April 2018

After a period of inactivity, the PNG Industry Malaria Initiative is currently undertaking discussions with original members and interested stakeholders to re-establish PIMI as a functioning Association by mid-2018.

If you have any questions or comments please email them to the PIMI Secretariat at secretariat@pimi.org.pg

Ian Orrell, Acting Chair