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Salmonella and antibiotic residues found in meat in Vietnam

Salmonella and antibiotic residues found in meat in Vietnam

Posted 09/02/2018

Over two-thirds of meat samples from Ho Chi Minh City were found to contain Salmonella bacteria, according to a study by the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU). Researchers purchased 117 samples of chicken meat, beef and pork from retail sites in 2016-2017; 68.4% of those samples were found to contain Salmonella bacteria.

AfOx Visiting Fellows Program

AfOx Visiting Fellows Program

Posted 09/02/2018

Applications are now being accepted for the AfOx Visiting Fellows Programme. This 4-6 weeks fellowship aims to facilitate collaborations, as well as foster research and teaching excellence in African institutions an the University of Oxford. Applicants must be residents of an African country and hold an appointment in an academic or research institution in an African country. Deadline 11th March 2018.

Join CHIFA for a global discussion on Newborn Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Join CHIFA for a global discussion on Newborn Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Posted 06/02/2018

Who will step up during the next decade to implement and integrate life-saving interventions and services for newborns? Decision-making leading to the implementation of newborn health services and interventions within broader health programmes requires multiple actors and levels of involvement. We invite you to contribute to the next phase of the discussion.

Labels showing antibiotics used to produce food a must to fight drug-resistant superbugs

Labels showing antibiotics used to produce food a must to fight drug-resistant superbugs

Posted 31/01/2018

To fight the growing global threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, food labels around the world should include an ‘antibiotic footprint’ section that clearly shows the type and amount of antibiotics used to produce that food, say scientists in a study led by Associate Professor Direk Limmathurotsakul.

Mobile phones can worsen healthcare inequalities

Mobile phones can worsen healthcare inequalities

Posted 23/01/2018

The fast spread of mobile phones across low-income countries like India can make it harder for poorer people without phones to access essential health services, new research by Dr Marco Haenssgen suggests. This research is also covered in the Hindustan Times.

Faith Osier Selected as a TED Fellow

Faith Osier Selected as a TED Fellow

Posted 10/01/2018

Visiting Professor Faith Osier has been selected as a TED Fellow, joining a class of 20 change-makers from around the world who will deliver a talk on the TED stage this April in Vancouver. Professor Osier studies how humans acquire immunity to malaria, translating her research into new, highly effective malaria vaccines.

Pint of Science 2018

Pint of Science 2018

Posted 09/01/2018

Interested in science? Looking for a fun night out? Want to know what Pint of Science is all about? Come and join us for a one-night-only special, Casa Azul in Bangkok on the 1st February, where three world-class researchers will delve deep into the  world of science. Watch our video.

Dr Jake Dunning recognised in 2018 New Year's Honours list

Dr Jake Dunning recognised in 2018 New Year's Honours list

Posted 03/01/2018

Dr Jake Dunning, Honorary Visiting Research Fellow in Tropical Medicine (ERGO) and Deputy Programme Director for High Consequence Infectious Diseases, NHS England, is appointed MBE for services to Clinical Research. Dr Dunning led clinical trials during the terrible Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Nepali pilgrims to Gosaikunda video

Nepali pilgrims to Gosaikunda video

Posted 13/12/2017

Every year thousands of pilgrims visit religious sites in the mountains of Nepal, many of them unaware of the dangers of climbing to high altitudes. The Himalayan Rescue Association, OUCRU Public Engagement, Dr Buddha Basnyat and Media for Development worked together with the pilgrim community to create a public health film to inform others of the challenges of these journeys.

Health Systems Research Forum at Oxford

Health Systems Research Forum at Oxford

Posted 12/12/2017

The Crossing Boundaries III forum on health systems research got off to an exciting start with a good number of guests in attendance. The two-day forum provided useful insights in ongoing research in low and middle income countries. Some of the topics discussed were on were on task shifting, interdisciplinary research methods, antimicrobial resistance, mental health and governance amongst others.