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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.
James Berkley elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

James Berkley elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Posted 09/05/2017
Professor James Berkley, Head of Clinical Research at the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, has been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. His research interests include tackling infection and inflammation to prevent mortality in malnourished children. He is also an expert advisor on severe acute malnutrition to the Ministries of Health, and the World Health Organisation.
Three controversies in health data science

Three controversies in health data science

Posted 09/05/2017

Prof. Niels Peek introduced the three controversies in health data science in a well-attended public lecture at the Strathmore University on Wednesday. The three controversies discussed were; data shall be used only for the purpose for which they were collected, big data and predictive analytics should replace randomised clinical trials and to accelerate research, all medical and healthcare data should made available to data scientists.

Strathmore hosts e-health meeting

Strathmore hosts e-health meeting

Posted 09/05/2017

Strathmore University this year hosted the Kenya Health Informatics Association (KeHIA), meet up that was rich in content with presentations and discussions from the University of Nairobi, the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Ministry of Health, University of Oxford, Strathmore University and Philips Health among others.

Over 90 percent improvement recorded on the documentation of common childhood illnesses

Over 90 percent improvement recorded on the documentation of common childhood illnesses

Posted 09/05/2017

Documentation of patient history & essential key signs, within the Clinical Information Network (CIN), improved to over 90 percent across 14 hospitals. Reports generated indicate a steady improvement in data collection.

MORU TME brings water pumps to Laos villages

MORU TME brings water pumps to Laos villages

Posted 02/05/2017

Bangkok, 2 May 2017 – MORU’s Lao PDR targeted malaria elimination (TME) team recently installed 8 hand pumps to provide safe drinking water in 4 villages in Nong District, Savannakhet Province after villagers requested the pumps in return for participating in a TME project.

Protecting the effectiveness of antimalarial medicines

Protecting the effectiveness of antimalarial medicines

Posted 25/04/2017

To mark World Malaria Day on 25th April, Prof Philippe Guérin, Director of the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory, based at the University of Oxford, explains the need to maintain our focus on the elimination of malaria.

Facebook live: Village Drama against Malaria performance in Cambodia

Facebook live: Village Drama against Malaria performance in Cambodia

Posted 25/04/2017

On 25 April, World Malaria Day 2017, Village Drama Against Malaria broadcast live on Facebook a malaria awareness and engagement performance by villagers in Phnom Dambong village, Pailin Province. Over 300 villagers and local authorities attended the fun, lively, sometimes raucous performance of music, karaoke, short health talks, games and drama.

Pint of Science Thailand

Pint of Science Thailand

Posted 21/04/2017

The first ever Pint of Science Festival in Thailand (and the first in South East Asia) will be held on the 15th to 17th May, 2017. Come and join us at FabCafe Bangkok to hear about exciting science, from cave paintings to leprosy, epidemics to genetics.