Oxford, UK


The Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, UK Centre integrates an operations team (that support the Wellcome Programmes and UK groups) with the Oxford Centre for Global Health Research that comprises of several academic groups including IDDO/WWARN, tGHN, ERGO, ISARIC and OHSCAR. The Centre is based at the Nuffield Department of Medicine Research Building (NDMRB) on the Old Road Campus as well as the Peter Medawar Building in the Science Area. Details of how to find us are on our visitors page

The Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) led by Professor Philippe Guérin brings together members of the global infectious disease community to collaborate in the generation, analysis and application of data to improve outcomes for patients. IDDO’s coordinating office is based in the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health at the University of Oxford. The WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) – part of IDDO - provides a platform for the exchange of scientific and public health information on antimalarial resistance, providing quality-assured information on drug efficacy to all stakeholders involved in the fight against malaria.

The Global Health Network (TGHN), led by Professor Trudie Lang, is a collection of individual websites connected on a shared digital hub. The websites are each establishing professional communities with the aim of supporting research in their specific field. The websites are built and led by researchers or research groups from those fields - each setting out to create a space online to build collaborations and open forums for sharing knowledge, methods and tools as well as to build project groups to work on joint activities.

The Epidemic diseases Research Group Oxford (ERGO) is engaged in an international program of clinical and epidemiological research to prepare for and respond to emerging diseases that may turn into epidemics or pandemics. ERGO incorporates a number of projects including the EC funded PREPARE project, the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC). The group is conducting research on several epidemic diseases including Ebola, bird flu (H5N1 and H7N9), MERS-CoV, and Enterovirus 71. ERGO currently comprises a team of approximately eight people under the leadership of Professor Peter Horby and is funded through various sources including Wellcome, MRC, EC and the Gates Foundation.

The Oxford Health Systems Collaboration (OHSCAR) is a group based in Oxford but led by Professor Mike English (Nairobi, Kenya). Inadequate health systems make many existing and potential future health interventions impotent. Nowhere are such effects more apparent than in Africa which continues to post the worst health indicators globally. Priority will be given first to build on existing expertise and opportunities for strengthening health systems research between Oxford and Kenya. Over time OHSCAR shall harness the wide expertise available across Oxford University to build an inclusive research collaboration focused on African Health Systems Research.

The Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx) is a cross-university platform for academic and research collaborations between the University of Oxford and African researchers and institutions. Led by Prof. Kevin Marsh, the Initiative aims to support the work of universities and research institutions across Africa and to facilitate the development of equitable and extensive collaborations between Oxford and African institutions.