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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

Tropical Medicine Day - Thursday 12th November 2015

Tropical Medicine Day - Thursday 12th November 2015

Posted 05/11/2015

A Tropical Medicine Day is being held on Thursday 12th November 2015

Dr Thuy Le Researcher Spotlight on Wellcome Trust blog

Dr Thuy Le Researcher Spotlight on Wellcome Trust blog

Posted 05/11/2015

Dr Thuy Le is the Deputy Group Head of the Central Nervous System and HIV Infection Group based at the Wellcome Trust’s Major Overseas Programme in Vietnam. Her work focuses on the neglected fungal infection Penicilliosis, and she is interested in exploring the pathogen’s epidemiology, from both clinical and environmental perspectives.........

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Podcast: Meet our Researchers



Dr Susanna Dunachie works on tropical diseases such as melioidosis, scrub typhus and vivax malaria. Melioidosis is a bacterial disease that results in pneumonia, liver and splenic abscesses and septic shock. The disease can reactivate after a latent period and is inherently resistant to many standard antibiotics. People continue to die around the world from this infection for which there is no vaccine. Understanding the disease is therefore crucial.

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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.

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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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