Podcast: Tropical Medicine Units

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The Global Health Network podcast

The Global Health Network is a digital platform to enable research by sharing knowledge and methods. You can find member areas, each a specific research community of practice, who use this space to work, disseminate and engage. There is also a vast array of resources to guide, train and support researchers in the design, planning and operation of their studies and in developing their research capacity.

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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.

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.

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Latest News

Mosquito wars

Mosquito wars

Posted 23/08/2017

In Southeast Asia, some types of the malaria parasite develop resistance to the drug combinations used to cure and prevent the disease. If this drug resistance spread to Africa, it’d be a disaster. Fortunately, partners on the front lines are finding ways to fight back. Watch this video about the amazing work our team of SMRU researchers is doing to combat drug resistance in Thailand.

Improved home designs may fight malaria in Africa

Improved home designs may fight malaria in Africa

Posted 21/08/2017

  21 August 2017 Bangkok – Changing home designs and materials to make homes cooler and harder for mosquitoes to enter could reduce malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new study in The Lancet Planetary Health. Study researchers found 96% fewer mosquitoes in a Southeast Asian style two storey house built with permeable ...

Antibodies may reveal timing of previous influenza infection

Antibodies may reveal timing of previous influenza infection

Posted 01/08/2017

The amount of influenza-specific antibodies present in an individual’s blood can indicate not only if they experienced the flu, but potentially when - a finding that could improve disease  monitoring in the tropics, where flu season is unending. In the largest study of its kind, an international team, led by researchers from the Oxford University ...

Call for Abstract MVVR5 2017

Call for Abstract MVVR5 2017

Posted 20/07/2017

The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust anounces that the call for abstracts towards the 5th Medical and Veterinary Virus Research Symposium, October 26th – 27th, 2017, is open. This year’s theme is One Health – Accelerating Virus Research in East Africa. You are invited to submit presentations related to research involving viruses of medical and veterinary importance.

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Podcast: Meet our Researchers

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Better hospitals for children

Professor Mike English leads the Health Services Unit at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Nairobi, Kenya. This unit aims to strengthen equality in access to affordable quality health care in Africa. Studies are based on health systems clustered around five main topics: malaria, service delivery & access, information for decision making, governance and financing.

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Research highlights

Clinical Trials of Therapeutics for the Prevention of Congenital Zika Virus Disease: Challenges and Potential Solutions

Clinical Trials of Therapeutics for the Prevention of Congenital Zika Virus Disease: Challenges and Potential Solutions

Posted 22/08/2017

Selecting and trialling therapeutics for preventing congenital Zika disease is challenging. The target product should be low risk, acceptable to the mother, highly effective in preventing adverse fetal outcomes, and practical for widespread clinical use in resource-limited settings. Professor Peter Horby and fellow researchers discuss strategies for addressing these challenges in a recent paper.

Effect of transmission intensity on hotspots and micro-epidemiology of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa

Effect of transmission intensity on hotspots and micro-epidemiology of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa

Posted 18/08/2017

Malaria transmission is patchy at local levels, and when a group of houses is located in a high transmission patch this is labelled a "hotspot". Looking at 19 studies in 7 African Countries, we see that hotspots are the norm, and especially prominent when malaria transmission falls.

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