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.
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.
A collaborative research project undertaken by the University of Melbourne, the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Viet Nam (OUCRU) and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has led to the analysis of the largest genetically decoded collection of the bacterial pathogen Klebsiella pneumoniae, which causes a spectrum of diseases in humans and animals. This analysis has revealed the impact of antibiotic treatment on its population structure and provides the tools needed to track this important pathogen.
The recent earthquakes in Nepal, on the 25th April and 12th May 2015, have caused a tragic loss of life and had a devastating impact on an already fragile infrastructure. The resilience of the people of Nepal is legendary but the challenges are enormous. The initial focus was on finding survivors and ensuring essential food, water and safe ...
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIOURAL RESEARCH
A social scientist and public health researcher based in Kenya, Professor Vicki Marsh aims to understand and strenghten policies based on social and ethical aspects of international collaborations. Improving communications between researchers and the patients and local communities is not only ethically important; it can also lead to better research.
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.
Did you know that as part of Oxford University's Campaign, you can donate directly to Tropical Medicines unit on the Thai-Myanmar border?