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Freeland School 03/17

Freeland School 03/17

Posted 23/03/2017

On 17th March, ERGO's own Catrin Moore paid a visit to the budding scientists at Freeland School. There, pupils had the opportunity to learn about vectors and the diseases that they carry, getting a close look at specimens of ticks and mosquitos under a microscope.

Banbury Science Fair 03/17

Banbury Science Fair 03/17

Posted 23/03/2017
ERGO was proud to participate in the Medical Sciences Division ‘Research Down the Road’ Science Fair in Banbury, alongside a range of other departments from the Medical Sciences Division at the University of Oxford.
Using genomes to understand transmission of RSV in the community

Using genomes to understand transmission of RSV in the community

Posted 21/03/2017

For a mother, nothing worries like waking up in the middle of the night with an infant with a fever and difficulty in breathing. But these are common occurrences for infants and young children especially in a household with school going children. KEMRI Wellcome Trust research Programme in Kilifi has been at the fore in understanding the spread of the leading virus in severe infant respiratory disease in households ultimately aiming at eliminating this problem.

International Public Engagement Workshop in Kenya

International Public Engagement Workshop in Kenya

Posted 21/03/2017

It was an exciting couple of days at the Naivasha Salewa lodge in Kenya, where a workshop on public engagement, the first in Africa was held. The Wellcome Trust’s Major Overseas Programmes (MOPs) in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Thailand-Laos, and Viet Nam were all represented at the 3 day workshop that took place from 7-8th of March 2017.

Congratulation Tsi Njim and Mazvita Zanamwe

Congratulation Tsi Njim and Mazvita Zanamwe

Posted 13/03/2017

MSc International Health and Tropical Medicine scholars Tsi Njim and Mazvita Zanamwe have been awarded the Kellogg College Public Engagement with Research Award. These awards are given to students with a demonstrated commitment to community engagement and academic excellence.

Nurturing young researchers in Kilifi

Nurturing young researchers in Kilifi

Posted 06/03/2017

KEMRI-Wellcome is a high-tech research programme based in Kilifi County, in rural Kenya.  Alongside research like sequencing DNA or intensive analysis of population data, the programme actively engages the community.

Mahidol University honours Sir Nick

Mahidol University honours Sir Nick

Posted 23/02/2017

On 14th February, the Faculty of Tropical Medicine (FTM), Mahidol University, Thailand hosted a Congratulations party to honour Professor Sir Nicholas J. White, FRS, OBE on the occasion of his receiving Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George from the United Kingdom for services to Tropical Medicine and Global Health. A ...

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.