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Dr. Faith Osier and Dr. Abdisalan Noor awarded visiting professorship at Oxford

Dr. Faith Osier and Dr. Abdisalan Noor awarded visiting professorship at Oxford

Posted 31/10/2014

Last week’s 25 years celebrations at KEMRI - Wellcome Trust, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research - Coast Kilifi County, Faith Osier and Abdisalan Noor were awarded visiting professors at the Oxford University. This announcement came from Jeremy Farar, Professor of Tropical medicine at the University of Oxford and director of the Wellcome ...

KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Marks 25 years of health research in the community

KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Marks 25 years of health research in the community

Posted 31/10/2014

The Centre for Geographic Medicine Research - Coast, Kilifi County was abuzz with activity last week.  KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Research Programme was celebrating 25 years of Health Research in Kenya. The climax of the event saw the commissioning of the Mbuyuni Training Complex by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust complex in ...

Ebola Research in NDM

Ebola Research in NDM

Posted 27/10/2014

Dr Peter Horby is leading the initiative to allow candidate Ebola treatments to be assessed rapidly in patients so that those proving safe and effective may be adopted for use as soon as possible. Dr Horby has now arrived in Guinea and is leading a four-strong group aiming to fast-track trials at treatment centres in West Africa. They are hoping to start the trials some time in November.

The Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases

The Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases

Posted 23/10/2014

The Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases provides a practical and visual overview of the current distribution and determinants of major infectious diseases of humans. The maps are accompanied by a concise summary of key information on the infectious agent and its clinical and epidemiological characteristics. The Atlas has been edited by Prof Peter Horby and Prof Heiman Wertheim, and is freely available online or to buy in print from Wiley-Blackwell.

Ebola serum for Africa patients within weeks, says WHO

Ebola serum for Africa patients within weeks, says WHO

Posted 22/10/2014

Serum made from the blood of recovered Ebola patients could be available within weeks, says the World Health Organization. A partnership between Oxford University and the Wellcome Trust is now visiting sites in the three affected African countries to identify which treatment centres would be adequate and willing to start testing drugs soon.

Honours to Francois Nosten and Nick White

Honours to Francois Nosten and Nick White

Posted 30/09/2014

On 26 Sept, SMRU Director Francois Nosten was made an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London in recognition for all of his and SMRU’s work in the field of maternal health. Nick White, MORU Chairman for South East Asia, was also made a Fellow but couldn’t attend the ceremony.

Peter Horby to lead fast-tracked Ebola trials

Peter Horby to lead fast-tracked Ebola trials

Posted 23/09/2014

Investigatory Ebola treatments are to be tested in West Africa for the first time as part of an international initiative to fast-track trials of the most promising drugs, for the disease that has already led to over 2,600 deaths. A £3.2 million grant from the Wellcome Trust will enable multiple partners around the world to quickly establish clinical trials at existing Ebola treatment centres.

New MORU website live

New MORU website live

Posted 24/09/2014

The new MORU website is now live and features improved functionality and content. The site is available at the previous address:www.tropmedres.ac/home

Unregulated fake medicines are threatening the fight against diseases like malaria

Unregulated fake medicines are threatening the fight against diseases like malaria

Posted 02/09/2014

There is currently no international law or body that can organise the detection and prevention of fake medicines - and it's a critical threat to our ability to fight deadly diseases

Wearable acoustic sensors to track disease-carrying mosquitos in Indonesia

Wearable acoustic sensors to track disease-carrying mosquitos in Indonesia

Posted 20/08/2014

A programme led by Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science, Malaria Atlas Project and the NDM Eijkman Oxford Clinical Research Unit (EOCRU) in Jakarta, has recently won the Google Impact Challenge 2014. EOCRU is a subunit of the Wellcome-Oxford Major Overseas Programme based in Viet Nam, which is part of NDM Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health. The prize is £500K to develop the project which will, over the next three years, create a smartphone app and a range of wearable acoustic detectors to detect the sound of mosquitoes. The group will then equip villagers in rural Indonesia with the novel technology.