The WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN), led by Dr. Philippe Guerin, is based in Africa, Asia and the Americas, with a coordinating centre and informatics in Oxford. WWARN 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 Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health in Oxford provides a UK administrative and support base for the Major Overseas Programmes inKenya, Thailand and Vietnam as well as their associated regional units. The Centre also houses three academic groups, GHN, WWARN and ISARIC across its two locations, TheNuffield Department of Medicine Research Building (NDMRB) and the Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine (CCVTM).
The Global Health Network (TGHN), led by Dr. 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 International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC) is a global initiative aiming to ensure that clinical researchers have the open access protocols and data-sharing processes needed to facilitate a rapid response to emerging diseases that may turn into epidemics or pandemics. Gathering over 70 networks and individuals involved in research related to the outbreaks of diseases such as bird flu (H5N1), swine flu (H1N1) and SARS, the consortium is trying to understand the causes of severe acute respiratory diseases, discover how illnesses develop and progress in patients, and identify the most efficient treatments and the best way to prevent further transmission. With an overarching ambition to change the way in which research is carried out during and between epidemics, ISARIC aims to address the social and ethical issues related to this paradigm change
The Oxford Health Systems Collaboration (OHSCAR) is a group based in Oxford but led by Prof. 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 UK Centre for Research in Clinical Tropical Medicine
The UK Centre for Research in Clinical Tropical Medicine at Oxford provides support to Wellcome Trust Fellows working overseas and to the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes in Kenya, Thailand and Viet Nam.
Support for overseas researchers includes the organisation of UK-based scientific meetings, export of laboratory consumables and equipment, links to academics based in Oxford and to the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, and library services.
We provide bursaries for PhD students based at the overseas programmes and support clinical training in tropical medicine in the UK and overseas. Medical elective students from the UK can spend time at Tropical Medicine's overseas programmes and we support medical students from developing countries completing a medical elective in Oxford.
Dr Brian Angus is the Director of the UK Centre for Research in Clinical Tropical Medicine at Oxford. Dr Angus joined the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine in 1993 and he originally worked in Thailand studying pharmacokinetics in severe malaria and melioidosis.
The UK Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine is an integrated part of the administration team handling the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health's grants, finances and personnel management.