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Nepal Oxford Indonesia (Jakarta) Indonesia (Papua) Africa Asia Kenya (Nairobi) Tanzania Kenya (Kilifi) Thailand (Mae SOT) - SMRU Thailand (Bangkok) - MORU Lao PDR Viet Nam (Hanoi) Viet Nam (Ho Chi Minh) Cambodia (COMRU)

Tropical Medicine and Global Health

Tropical Medicine and Global Health is a collection of research groups within the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, who are permanently based in Africa and Asia as well as a growing number of groups in Oxford. Our research ranges from clinical studies to behavioural sciences, with capacity building integral to all of our activities.

The majority of our research is conducted at three Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes in Kenya, Thailand and Viet Nam as well as the Centre in Oxford. Tropical Medicine and Global Health also brings together a number of sister groups in Laos, Tanzania, Indonesia and Nepal, and 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.

The Life Cycle of Malaria


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

Kevin Marsh is 100th Mary Kingsley medal winner

Kevin Marsh is 100th Mary Kingsley medal winner

Posted 02/10/2015

Professor Kevin Marsh is the 100th recipient of the Liverpool School of Medicine's Mary Kingsley medal. The medal, awarded since 1903, recognizes his outstanding contributions to tropical medicine: he is a senior advisor to the African Academy of Sciences, and as the director of the KEMRI research programme in Kenya from 1989 to 2014, he helped grow one of the Africa's leading health research instituitions.

NDM Staff win Ebola medals

NDM Staff win Ebola medals

Posted 21/09/2015

In a special ceremony at Exter College, the Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Hamilton presented NDM staff with the Ebola medal, awarded by the UK government to 'recognise the bravery and hard work' of people who helped tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The medal winners include Professor Peter Horby, who led fast-tracked Ebola trials.

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Podcast: Meet our Researchers



Dr Charlie Woodrow is based at MORU in Bangkok, Thailand, where he coordinates clinical and laboratory studies on resistance to artemisinins. Bringing together diverse datasets of clinical, in vitro and molecular data has helped better understand the emerging resistance, particularly in Myanmar.

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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.

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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