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LINK programme visit to Kenya

LINK programme visit to Kenya

Posted 09/02/2017

On 23-24 January 2017, the LINK programme held its first full team meeting hosted by Professor Bob Snow in Nairobi, Kenya. This was a valuable opportunity for the London and Nairobi-based team members to meet for an update on the programme and to jointly plan activities going forward.

Nairobi newborn studies feedback meeting

Nairobi newborn studies feedback meeting

Posted 09/02/2017

A feedback dissemination meeting on the just concluded Nairobi newborn study took place on Monday 30th January and was attended by 75 delegates. Discussions were on: routine newborn care in newborn units, infrastructure and services available in health facilities, accessibility of drugs, newborn care in the maternity wards, material and human resource capacity, utilization of inpatient newborn services; and the quality of existing services.

Math models used to predict most effective new RSV vaccine

Math models used to predict most effective new RSV vaccine

Posted 09/02/2017

In a first, scientists used computer simulations to identify the vaccines most likely to be effective against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the most common cause of infant severe pneumonia worldwide.

Global malaria control threatened by multidrug resistant strain

Global malaria control threatened by multidrug resistant strain

Posted 03/02/2017

Bangkok, 2 February 2017 – A lineage of multidrug resistant P. falciparum malaria has widely spread and is now established in parts of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, causing high treatment failure rates for the main falciparum malaria medicines, artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs), according to a study published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Pharmacometric model enables revised dose regimen so all malaria patients can safely be treated with DP

Pharmacometric model enables revised dose regimen so all malaria patients can safely be treated with DP

Posted 18/01/2017

Bangkok, 16 Jan 2017 – In the largest study of its kind, a team of researchers led by MORU and WWARN in Bangkok developed a pharmacokinetic model that enabled a revised dose regimen to safely treat all malaria patients including young children with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP), a widely used antimalarial and a first-line treatment against malaria recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Professor Nick White recognised in the New Year's Honours list

Professor Nick White recognised in the New Year's Honours list

Posted 03/01/2017
Professor Nicholas White, OBE, 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, is appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George for services to tropical medicine and global health. Professor White's research interests at present include the pathophysiology and treatment of severe malaria, the prevention of antimalarial drug resistance using artemisinin-based combinations, and the biology of relapse in vivax malaria.
ZIKAlliance Kick-off Meeting in Brazil

ZIKAlliance Kick-off Meeting in Brazil

Posted 15/12/2016

Hosted by University Sao Paulo Medical School at the Centro de Convenções Rebouças ZIKAlliance, the multinational and multidisciplinary consortium coordinated by Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, and created in response to a Horizon 2020 funding call by the European Commission’s Directorate-General Research and ...

Investment is key to tackling the ongoing threat of fake medicines

Investment is key to tackling the ongoing threat of fake medicines

Posted 14/12/2016

Prof Paul Newton, Director of LOMWRU and Head of the Medicine Quality Group at the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory IDDO, explains the history of falsified medicines and highlights what needs to be done to avert a problem that threatens us all.

OUCRU leads first Science Café at Hue Medical University

OUCRU leads first Science Café at Hue Medical University

Posted 13/12/2016
Oxford University Clinical Research Unit at HCMC led the first ever Science Café at Hue Medical University on 29th October 2016. The speaker was Dr Pham Ngoc Thanh, and she presented the topic: Communication – Art or Skill?
Super Science Saturday - Event at the Natural History Museum

Super Science Saturday - Event at the Natural History Museum

Posted 02/12/2016

The Epidemic diseases Research Group Oxford ERGO showcased their recent research at the Natural History Museum in Oxford last Saturday. Younger and older visitors to the stall were welcomed by real live vectors of the diseases (camels, bats and mosquitoes) then asked if they would like to try one of the personal protective equipment (PPE) suits worn by the group during their recent clinical trial to find a drug to treat Ebola. The groups research on Ebola and Zika virus was also discussed.