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Tropical Medicine and Global Health

The Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health is a world leading Centre within the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, comprised of research groups who are permanently based in Africa and Asia as well as across two sites in Oxford. Our research ranges from clinical studies to behavioral sciences, with capacity building integral to all of our activities.

Our research is conducted at three Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes in Kenya, Thailand and Viet Nam as well as a growing Centre in Oxford. The Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health also brings together a number of sister groups in Laos, Tanzania, Indonesia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar, Cambodia and Nepal, as well as multiple collaborators around the world.

Tackling infectious diseases, which kill many millions of people every year, is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. We are researching solutions to the increasingly urgent problems these diseases cause.

MSc International Health and Tropical Medicine

The MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine provides a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary foundation in global health. This exciting new course embraces the breadth and complexity of global health challenges facing resource limited contexts and equips candidates with the tools and awareness to contribute to innovative solutions.

The Life Cycle of Malaria

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Fighting malaria is one of our major objectives. Many NDM scientists try to find new ways to help the millions of people worldwide who are affected by malaria. In our edutainment game, players role-play as mosquito or malaria parasite, and interact with different stages of the disease's life-cycle.

Latest News

New project explores women’s experiences of science

New project explores women’s experiences of science

Posted 25/04/2016

What is the key to success for women who work in science? A new website, launched this week, delves into the experiences of successful women in science at the University of Oxford, through a collection of video narratives.

Funded by the Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Fund at Oxford University, the interviews with 39 successful women tell an inspiring story of an ongoing culture shift for women working in science, where according to those interviewed, discrimination is rarely experienced and the work is fun, interesting and exciting.

The researchers used a thematic analysis to identify and write about the variety of issues important to the women who were interviewed, which included obtaining funding, career progression, mentorship, and taking parental leave. 

Find out more: www.womeninscience.ox.ac.uk – An inspirational journey of women’s experiences in science

Clinical trial for experimental Ebola drug publishes results

Clinical trial for experimental Ebola drug publishes results

Posted 20/04/2016

Results of the Wellcome Trust funded trial of the experimental anti-Ebola drug TKM-130803 have been published today in PLOS Medicine. Using a novel approach designed to get rapid indications of a drug's effectiveness, the trial showed that at the dose given the drug did not improve survival compared to historic controls.

More information is available at: https://ergo.tghn.org/

The Infectious Diseases Data Observatory can be found at: http://www.iddo.org/

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World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day

Posted 13/04/2016

Combatting Malaria Through Collaboration

On Monday, 25 April a group of leading researchers will mark World Malaria Day and the global drive to ‘End Malaria for Good’. Please join us in Oxford to mark the occasion.

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This event is open to all. Please share the details of this event with your colleagues and contacts. Register your attendance here: http://bit.ly/WMD-Oxford-2016 

If you can’t attend, we are recording the event and will share this video on our website http://www.tropicalmedicine.ox.ac.uk/ shortly after April 25.

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Podcast: Meet our Researchers

Direk Limmathurotsakul

MELIOIDOSIS

Melioidosis is endemic in at least 45 countries, but greatly under-reported. Up to 50% of cases seen in hospital die. Our Researchers at MORU have produced a rapid diagnostic test that aims to improve both diagnosis and public awareness. Better coordination between researchers and policy makers is needed to face upcoming emerging infectious diseases, as explained by Dr Direk Limmathurotsakul.

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Research coverage

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In Blueprint: How researchers from the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, including Professors Peter Horby and Trudie Lang, took a leading role in the research response against Ebola at the height of the crisis.

Donate to SMRU

Did you know that as part of Oxford University's Campaign, you can donate directly to Tropical Medicines unit on the Thai-Myanmar border?

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