PRIDA Journal Club 2022

PRIDA is again  facilitating a journal club focused on microbiology and infectious diseases.  If you wish to join, do this via this WHATSAPP group . You will then receive communications about session access and reviewed papers. 

The sessions run via zoom every second Friday and are used to bring together helpful discussion on interesting health literature relevant to LMIC locations. With presenters from many different countries, any range of medical topics are encouraged to be presented from the relevant peer reviewed literature. The course facilitators assist presenters to select a paper for review and are able to provide practical assistance prior to their session via zoom.

Access is free and there is no obligation to present or comment, however all are encouraged to participate and ask questions. The sessions are NOT recorded.

First session will be on the 1st March 2022
These are commencement times by location/time zone:

7.15am: New Delhi, India
7.30am: Kathmandu, Nepal
9am: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
11am: Dili, Timor-Leste
12pm: Port Moresby, PNG
1pm: Honiara, Solomon Islands
1pm: Port Vila, Vanuatu
2pm: Suva, Fiji
3pm: West Samoa Time, WST

Flyer: PRIDA JOURNAL club 2022 3Feb22

PRIDA Medical Microbiology Post-graduate Diploma 2022

We congratulate the 16 successful students of the 2021 course and are pleased to announce that we are now accepting enrolments for this year’s course. There is no cost involved other than internet data fees.

PRIDA Medical Microbiology Postgraduate Diploma overview 3Feb22

Enrolment is arranged by emailing the course coordinator – please email john.ferguson[at] before 28th February 2022.

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Laboratory Quality Management and Biosafety

Laboratory development efforts across Timor-Leste, PNG and the Solomon Islands have involved the development of LQMS systems and Biosafety.  Our programs follow the stepwise WHO approach to LQMS.  These pages provide links to developed resources: