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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.
First-trimester artemisinin derivatives and quinine treatments and the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in Africa and Asia

First-trimester artemisinin derivatives and quinine treatments and the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in Africa and Asia

Posted 19/06/2017

It has been maintained for decades that quinine is the safest drug for treatment of malaria in the first trimester of pregnancy. In the largest analysis of data from Thailand and Africa, artemisinins are reported to be at least as safe as quinine. This will simplify treatment protocols worldwide.

Oxford University's Economic Impact

Oxford University's Economic Impact

Posted 13/06/2017

The University of Oxford contributes around £5.8 billion to the UK economy, and supports more than 50,000 full time jobs. Globally, the impact is £7.1 billion, according to a study carried out by BiGGAR Economics – Economic Impact of the University of Oxford.

Investiture of Professor Sir Nicholas White

Investiture of Professor Sir Nicholas White

Posted 02/06/2017

Following the recognition in New Year’s Honours for his services to tropical medicine and global health, on 19 May 2017 Professor Sir Nicholas White, Professor of Tropical Medicine at Oxford and Mahidol University Thailand, Fellow of St John's College, and Chairman of the Wellcome Trust's South East Asian Research Units was made a Knight Commander ...

Out of all 2016 PLOS Medicine articles Prof Peter Horby's article in the top 50 most downloaded

Out of all 2016 PLOS Medicine articles Prof Peter Horby's article in the top 50 most downloaded

Posted 26/05/2017

Congratulations Peter Horby! Last year PLOS articles received nearly 30 million downloads, of which your article Experimental Treatment of Ebola Virus Disease with TKM-130803: A Single-Arm Phase 2 Clinical Trial was in the top 50 most downloaded with 7,470 views, 889 downloads and 22 cites.

Public Engagement in Oxford School

Public Engagement in Oxford School

Posted 09/05/2017

Professor Susanna Dunachie ran a stall called “Tropical Laboratory” at SS Philip and James Primary School in Jericho, for their Science Fair on the 6th April 2017. Children aged 4-11 dressed up in lab coats and goggles to test “patient samples” for Zika (using reagents made from kitchen ingredients), looked at mosquitoes and malaria down the ...

Students at MORU

Students at MORU

Posted 09/05/2017
A key focus of MORU is building scientific research capacity in Thailand and SE and South Asia. One way we do this is by hosting students in a world-class research environment. In this video, you’ll hear from some of our current students about why living and studying in SE Asia and at MORU is such a great experience.