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, Myanmar, Cambodia, Nepal, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, 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.

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World Sickle Cell day

World Sickle Cell day

Posted 21/06/2017
The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust research Programme seek to reach out to community members to empower them about the disease by creating awareness among afpapfected populations.

Kenya has gaps in diagnosing and managing epilepsy

Kenya has gaps in diagnosing and managing epilepsy

Posted 21/06/2017
Epilepsy affects the brain and causes repeated seizures. Prompt diagnosis and effective management are key to controlling the condition, the cause of which is not fully understood.

PERCH Project Publishes CID Supplement on Foundational Basis for Forthcoming Pneumonia Etiology Results

PERCH Project Publishes CID Supplement on Foundational Basis for Forthcoming Pneumonia Etiology Results

Posted 21/06/2017
The foundational basis for the pneumonia etiology results from the PERCH (Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health) project have been published in a 23-paper supplement in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Interactive feedback meeting at Mbagathi Hospital

Interactive feedback meeting at Mbagathi Hospital

Posted 21/06/2017
Dr. Jacinta Nzinga on the right, engages nursing officers at the Mbagathi County hospital. The results dissemination activity took place on May 12th 2017. Discussions were lively and provided useful insights as to the activities surrounding the newborn units at the hospital.

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IDDO Data Sharing

The Infectious Diseases Data Observatory, based in the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health at the University of Oxford, works with researchers around the world to tackle infectious diseases including Ebola, malaria, and visceral leishmaniasis. Sharing data between researchers and clinicians worldwide is an increasingly important aspect of combating disease outbreaks and fighting back against resistance.

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Research coverage

Treatment Response in Enteric Fever in an Era of Increasing Antimicrobial Resistance


Professor Buddha Basnyat from OUCRU explains that South Asia, which includes Nepal, is a hub for typhoid fever. Trials conducted in Nepal since 2005 confirm that fluoroquinolones are failing for typhoid fever treatment. The WHO and health ministries in the region recommend fluroquionolones as the drugs of choice for typhoid fever. This recommendation needs to be changed.

Zoonotic Transmission of mcr-1 Colistin Resistance Gene from Small-Scale Poultry Farms,  Vietnam


Using epidemiological and microbiological approaches and sequencing data, this study, led by Prof. Constance Schultsz of the Academic Medical Center and Assoc. Prof. Ngo Thi Hoa, shows that usage of antimicrobials in food animal production selects for antimicrobial resistant bacteria (AMRB) in animals, which increases the risk for faecal colonisation of AMRB in humans.

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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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