International Operations

Supporting our overseas-based staff working across a range of thematic programs.

The International Operations team supports our overseas-based staff, research and development programs.

As a DFAT-accredited NGO, Burnet can operate internationally in a research as well as technical and service delivery capacity.

Papua New Guinea and Myanmar are our priority countries due to longstanding relationships and presence through our established offices. We also work in many other countries in the Asia-Pacific Region and Africa.

Papua New Guinea

For 20+ years Burnet has implemented programs with community partners, piloted innovations, and researched health services and systems.

Local staff employed across three sites - Kokopo (East New Britain Province), Port Moresby, and Daru (Western Province).

Our Flagship Program “Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies” is a suite of research projects based in East New Britain.


Burnet has been active in the country since 2013. We employ local staff through our main office in Yangon and at field sites.

Our two main foci are on adolescent health and disease prevention and elimination (notably HIV and hepatitis C).

Other International Health work (refer to Working Groups for project details)

We also work across a wide range of other countries in the Asia-Pacific Region and into Africa, including China, Lao PDR, Timor Leste, Fiji, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

Our research and development activities in these countries reflect the Strategic Plans of the Institute’s Thematic Programs and range from basic and implementation research to the trialling of novel interventions.

The Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP)

The ANCP is an annual grants program that supports Australian NGO community development programs which directly and tangibly alleviate poverty and promote sustainable economic growth in developing countries. To receive funding through the ANCP, NGOs must be accredited by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Through the ANCP, the DFAT partners with Australian NGOs, including Burnet, to implement their own development and poverty alleviation programs overseas.

Contact Details

Burnet Institute

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