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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


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

Using drama to fight malaria in rural Cambodia

Using drama to fight malaria in rural Cambodia

Posted 05/07/2016

Last week, the Village Drama Against Malaria initiative held its first performance in O Treng (Reed River), a remote rural Cambodian village that suffers from malaria. Over 200 people, more than half the village, attended the performance, which featured five village singers and primary school kids dressed as mosquitoes singing a song about malaria.

Growing failure of anti malaria drug treatment linked to parasite mutations

Growing failure of anti malaria drug treatment linked to parasite mutations

Posted 28/06/2016

The rapid decline in effectiveness of a widely used anti-malaria drug treatment on the Thailand-Myanmar border is linked to the increasing prevalence of specific mutations in the malaria parasite itself, according to a paper published in The Clinical infectious Disease Journal.

KEMRI- Wellcome Trust Site Visit in Kenya

KEMRI- Wellcome Trust Site Visit in Kenya

Posted 03/06/2016

Prof. Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust in the UK, led a review panel team to Nairobi and Kilifi in Kenya last week, to assess projects that had been ongoing over the past five years. The structural and project assessment review was conducted on Monday through to Wednesday. 

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Podcasts: World Malaria Day


To mark World Malaria Day 2016 the World Wide Antimalarial Resistance Network organised an evening of talks from malaria researchers at the University of Oxford. Professor Kevin Marsh chaired the event, which saw talks by Dr Sumi Biswas, Dr Katherine Battle, Professor Philipe Guerin, Professor Nick White and Professor Dominic Kwiatkowski.

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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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