International Research Units

MORU

Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU)

MORU aims to fight the infectious tropical diseases affecting rural communities in Asia and elsewhere in the developing world. Researchers at MORU are working to develop effective and practical means of diagnosing and treating malaria, and other neglected diseases such as: typhus, melioidosis, and leptospirosis.

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Executive Training Course

The Frontiers of Global Health Research

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Deepen your understanding of the health challenges in resource limited contexts, and learn about exciting developments in research to inform viable and sustainable solutions, 3rd to 7th Sept 2018.

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MSc International Health and Tropical Medicine

The MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine provides a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary foundation in global health. This course embraces the breadth and complexity of global health challenges facing resource limited contexts and equips candidates with the tools and awareness to contribute to innovative solutions.

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Latest News

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.

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Podcast: Meet our Researchers

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Jacinta Nzinga: Quality of nursing care for sick newborns

Jacinta Nzinga, a researcher in health systems at the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, works on the health work force, particularly in nursing. She explores the main issues that impact on the quality of nursing care provided to sick newborns in hospitals in Nairobi City County..

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Research highlights

Community participation in mass anti-malarial administrations in Cambodia

Community participation in mass anti-malarial administrations in Cambodia

Posted 13/02/2018

Two mass drug administrations against falciparum malaria were conducted in 2015–16, one as operational research in northern Cambodia, and the other as a clinical trial in western Cambodia. During an April 2017 workshop in Phnom Penh the field teams from Médecins Sans Frontières and the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit discussed lessons for future mass drug administrations.

Access to emergency hospital in sub-Saharan Africa

Access to emergency hospital in sub-Saharan Africa

Posted 06/02/2018

Timely access to emergency care can substantially reduce mortality. Work undertaken in Professor Bob Snow’s group in Kenya, has developed the first ever geocoded inventory of public hospitals in Africa. Spatial analysis across 48 countries showed that 29% of people are located more than 2-h travel time from the nearest hospital. With substantial variations within and between countries, innovative targeting of emergency care services is necessary to reduce inequities.

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