Improve health and reduce human disease burden in the developing world
The Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (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.
MORU is a collaboration between the University of Oxford and Mahidol University, and was established with Wellcome in 1979. MORU's main office and laboratories are located within the Faculty of Tropical Medicine at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. The Unit has study sites and collaborations across Thailand and in other parts of the developing world including: Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Ghana, and The Gambia.
Filmed in spring 2013 at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) in Bangkok, the Shoklo Medical Research Unit (SMRU) in Mae Sot, the Mae La Refugee Camp and the Wang Pa Free Clinic, this video includes footage of researchers and key beneficiaries of MORU and SMRU's activities. Featuring interviews with Professor Nick White, Professor Nick Day, Professor Francois Nosten, Dr Direk Limmathurotsakul and Dr Susie Dunachie.