Conference

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Crossing Boundaries is a conference to showcase Oxford’s multidisciplinary research informing health systems strengthening in low and middle income countries. Thursday 7th December at the Said Business School.

International Research Units

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Africa Oxford (AfOx)

Professor Kevin Marsh successfully applied to the Wellcome ISSF for a grant to establish the Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx), a platform to encourage collaboration between the University of Oxford and African institutions. Hear more about the initiative from Kevin and Dr Anne Makena, the AfOx Programme Coordinator.

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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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Latest News

New Wellcome partnerships to translate research into treatments

New Wellcome partnerships to translate research into treatments

Posted 05/12/2017

Wellcome is announcing new collaborations with six institutions to find new ways to translate scientific discoveries into real world impact. The partnership with MORU will focus on closing the gap between research and implementing interventions, building capacity and expertise to support early translation to improve the health of people in low-income countries.

Researchers attack Mekong malaria superbug on multiple fronts

Researchers attack Mekong malaria superbug on multiple fronts

Posted 22/11/2017

Professor Arjen Dondorp and colleagues are inching their way across the fringes of five Southeast Asian countries to test a triple combination therapy of antimalarial drugs. Results from the trial, being conducted in rural corners of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, are due by mid-2018. This trial is also mentioned in the New York Times.

Science and stories

Science and stories

Posted 21/11/2017

Medical research relies on studies on large numbers of people in order to quantify the effects of diseases, and their treatments. However each patient is an individual. How can personal stories add to this ‘hard’ scientific approach? Join our "science and stories" cafe talks on 23rd Nov, 7th Dec and 11th Jan at The Old Compass Cafe and Bar, in Ho Chi Minh City.

Kevin Marsh wins 2017 Drexel Prize in Infectious Disease

Kevin Marsh wins 2017 Drexel Prize in Infectious Disease

Posted 15/11/2017

Professor Kevin Marsh, Director of the Africa Oxford Initiative and Senior Advisor at the African Academy of Sciences has been selected to receive a Drexel Prize for scientific excellence. Together with 6 other prize winners, Professor Marsh received his award uring the 2017 International Symposium on Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease in Philadelphia, USA.

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Podcast: Meet our Researchers

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Governance in practice

Professor Sassy Molyneux's main interests reside in Social science and Ethics in Public Health. Over the years, social scientists have developed a programme of empirical work on research ethics. This work is based on an understanding that while the ethics of human subjects research may be universal, there can be big differences across contexts and circumstances in key ethical issues or principles.

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Research highlights

The breadth of viruses in human semen

The breadth of viruses in human semen

Posted 05/12/2017

Zika virus RNA is frequently detected in the semen after Zika virus infection. To learn more about persistence of viruses in genital fluids, Dr Alex Salam and Professor Peter Horby searched PubMed and found evidence that 27 viruses can be found in human semen. This may have implications for the risk of sexual transmission, embryonic infection, congenital disease, miscarriage, and infection transmission models.

Statistical methods to estimate efficacy of anti-malarials for uncomplicated malaria

Statistical methods to estimate efficacy of anti-malarials for uncomplicated malaria

Posted 28/11/2017

Prabin Dahal reviewed the evolution of statistical methods used to understand and define antimalarial drug efficacy in uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria. The article gives a thorough insight into the historical practices and critically reviews the challenges and limitations associated with current approaches and offers alternative methodologies leading to improved study design and analysis.

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