Rose Suruka

Research Officer


Rose has a background in general nursing and counselling. She has worked with Save the Children PNG for six years, working as a general nurse for three years and STI/HIV & AIDS counsellor for three years. She has worked with Catholic Health Services as a HIV/AIDS counsellor and also worked with Abt JTA/HHISP in Daru, PNG as a TB Counsellor with the Emergency Drug Resistance TB team.


  • Aug 2008 – 2011: General Nursing, Save the Children, Goroka, PNG
  • 2011 – 2014: VCCT Counsellor, Save the Children, Goroka, PNG
  • Dec 2014 - Feb 2015: VCCT Counsellor, Catholic Health Services, Goroka, PNG
  • Feb - Dec 2015: TB Counsellor, Abt JTA/HHISP, Daru, PNG
  • Sep 2016 – present: Research Officer, Burnet Institute, Kokopo, PNG


  • 2006 - 2007: Certificate of General Nursing, Mendi, Southern Highlands Province, PNG