4 December 2023
Professor Alan Bernstein, Director of Global Health, met with students from the Nuffield Department of Medicine’s MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine (IHTM).
30 November 2023
The Global Health Network and Nursing Now Challenge launch The 1000 Challenge, a global research leadership initiative to enable health professionals to ask locally important questions to generate evidence. The initiative aims to change practice and management to improve patient management, care, or treatment in a commitment to advance Health for All.
CGHR researcher part of the team that received an INTERPROFESSIONAL.GLOBAL award for outstanding interprofessional teamwork and collaboration
17 November 2023
Dr Shobhana Nagraj (HSC) is part of the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE) research group. The team received a prestigious Interprofessional Global Award from the Global Confederation for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice, for outstanding interprofessional teamwork and collaboration in healthcare research. The award was presented to team members at the Altogether Better Health XI conference in Doha, Qatar, November 6-9th 2023.
15 November 2023
IDDO is part of a coalition of over 900 scientists calling for a fairer investment in infectious disease research in low resource areas
Collaborating for Health Policy Actions in Oxfordshire: Addressing Child Food Poverty from Grassroots to Policy Actions
15 November 2023
Dr Shobhana Nagraj (HSC) was awarded an Oxford Policy Engagement Network (OPEN) Fellowship to work alongside Good Food Oxfordshire and Oxfordshire County Council to hold a roundtable on addressing child food poverty in Oxfordshire. Entitled ‘Listen & act: accessing healthy, affordable food for Oxfordshire’s children’, the event brought together key actors and stakeholders from across Oxfordshire, and resulted in a report with three key policy recommendations to improve childhood nutrition in Oxfordshire.
13 November 2023
Professor Deirdre Hollingsworth, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology has been named as one of this year’s 50 Leading Lights for Kindness & Leadership in the UK. This campaign highlights the leaders who are impacting others through kindness.
10 November 2023
Professor Paul Newton, head of IDDO’s Medicine Quality Research Group has received an ‘Excellent Supervisor’ award.
Just by shining a light into an unopened vial, handheld device can quickly detect falsified COVID-19 vaccines
10 November 2023
Handheld Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy (SORS) devices offer new hope for easily detecting falsified COVID-19 vaccines — even if the vaccine vials are unopened, say researchers in a paper published in Vaccine on 20 Oct 2023
7 November 2023
The Global Health Network and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) establishing a framework for collaboration that can maximise the impact of shared antimicrobial resistance education, policy and advocacy efforts.
1 November 2023
In a world driven by innovation and technology, healthcare remains a cornerstone of society. Understanding the healthcare system's challenges is crucial for professionals and the public. As part of our ongoing commitment to fostering knowledge and awareness the Health Systems Collaborative (HSC) team participated in community engagement as a part of the IF Oxford Science and Ideas Festival. This event allowed participants to explore the human resources for health challenges while highlighting our work to address these issues in the UK and worldwide.
1 November 2023
A collaborative study by researchers from the Institut de Recherche en Sciences de La Santé of Nanoro (IRRS-Nanoro) in Burkina Faso and IDDO/WWARN has found that giving young children vitamin and lipid supplements at the same time as seasonal malaria chemoprevention reduces the incidence of severe malaria by approx. 50%, compared to chemoprevention alone.
New systematic review finds that inadequate P. vivax antimalarial treatment more than doubles malaria relapse risk
1 November 2023
The WWARN Vivax adherence study group-led meta-analysis finds that poor adherence to primaquine treatment regimens increased recurrence by 2.3-fold.
24 October 2023
An estimated 95,000–167,000 inpatients at English National Health Service (NHS) hospitals caught SARS-CoV-2 while in hospital during England’s ‘second wave’ of COVID-19, between June 2020 and March 2021, reports a study in Nature. The findings reveal the scale of hospital transmissions and highlight contributing factors, such as a limited number of single rooms.
20 October 2023
An international consortium of multidisciplinary researchers and specialists has developed a new method to counter the problem of COVID-19 vaccine falsification.
11 October 2023
The two-day meeting aimed to foster discussion between policy makers, practitioners and academics on the role of hospitals in the context of global efforts to ensure Universal Health Coverage. The meeting paid special attention to the roles of ‘district hospitals’ in low and middle-income countries while exploring how hospital care is evolving in high and low-income settings in response to shared global opportunities and challenges.
26 September 2023
Analysis of data from more than 6,800 patients located across 16 countries has supported the need to increase the dose of the antimalarial drug, primaquine, in Plasmodium vivax malaria endemic countries.
22 September 2023
The Decolonisation and Global Health Research Exchange Network led by Sassy Molyneux and Dorcas Kamuya, convened a meeting in Kilifi on 29th – 31st August 2023. The meeting brought together 20 participants from Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Malaysia, UK and Australia.
5 September 2023
The Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx) is delighted to introduce the 2023 cohort of AfOx graduate scholars at the University of Oxford. The 45 AfOx scholars are from 11 African countries spread across Northern, Eastern, Middle, Southern and Western Africa. Over 66 % of the 2023 AfOx Graduate scholars are female.
21 August 2023
A special issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B on challenges and opportunities in the fight against neglected tropical diseases has been released today. This special issue, compiled and edited by Kathryn Forbes, Maria-Gloria Basáñez, Déirdre Hollingsworth and Roy M. Anderson, celebrates progress made since the 2012 London Declaration on NTDs and discusses challenges currently faced to achieve these goals.
16 August 2023
The ABACUS II Consortium, which includes the Medicine Quality Research Group, published a new viewpoint calling for the standardisation of antibiotics appearance and better information around usage. Changes to the appearance of antibiotic medicines could help avoid confusion and reduce misuse. These measures could help reduce antibiotic resistance, an urgent and global problem that is growing every year.
11 August 2023
Four major clinical trial networks, including Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, The Global Health Network, hosted by NDM’s Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, based in low-resource settings are embarking on an exciting partnership with the Good Clinical Trials Collaborative (GCTC) to enhance clinical research in low-resource settings.
7 August 2023
In a research letter published in The Lancet, the authors including Professor Philippe Guerin, Director of the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory, hosted by NDM’s Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, emphasised the critical need for equity in the allocation of research funding, especially in the context of epidemic response efforts.
28 July 2023
A new WWARN study, which looked at the variability in white blood cell (WBC) count in patients with uncomplicated malaria, found that using the assumed value of WBC in the calculation of parasite density led to a significant underestimation of parasite count for children and potentially sub-optimal treatment.
27 July 2023
The Global Health Network Conference Proceedings 2022 – a collection of abstracts for the "Enabling Health Research in Every Healthcare Setting Conference", held on 24–25 November 2022 at the University of Cape Town, South Africa – are now published.
DPhil forum enables cross-department discussions and sharing on implementation science and health systems research
17 July 2023
Over 50 students and research staff across 11 departments attended a one-day DPhil forum on implementation science and health systems research on July 10th, organised by the Health Systems Collaborative group, NDM-Centre for Global Health Research with support from the Oxford Global Health and Care Systems Society.
10 July 2023
Professor Ali Ghufron Mukti, the President Director of the Indonesian Social Security Administering Body for Health (BPJS Kesehatan) visited the Nuffield Department of Medicine on 29th June 2023. He was hosted by colleagues within the Health Systems Collaborative group, Centre for Global Health Research, which shares the overall departmental vision of Universal Health.
GloPID-R Funders Living Roadmap - supporting stronger coordination of clinical trial responses to epidemics and pandemics
4 July 2023
IHTM Course Adviser and lecturer, Dr Alice Norton, has led a highly collaborative effort to develop and launch a new tool for agencies funding global clinical trials – the GloPID-R Funders Living Roadmap.
23 June 2023
A first in neglected tropical diseases, a global collaboration of the visceral leishmaniasis (VL) community has developed freely available, annotated case report forms (CRF) to accelerate research both into uncomplicated VL and specifically for patients with HIV-VL co-infection.
23 June 2023
KWTRP and HSC researchers attended the International Maternal and Newborn Health Conference 8-11 May 2023 in Capetown, South Africa. This conference is held biannually to track progress made towards achieving maternal, newborn, and child health SDG targets as we get to 2030.
16 June 2023
While 17 countries have now achieved trachoma elimination status, there is still work to be done, with trachoma responsible for the blindness or visual impairment of about 1.9 million people worldwide. Collaborators are being invited to join a new research project aimed at assessing the drivers for persistent and recrudescent trachoma.
13 June 2023
Congratulations to Gloria Ngaiza, winner of the Race Equality Award, and to Abdulazeez Imam, winner of the Student Voice Award. The Race Equality Award recognises students who are working to help racialised members of the University and have been involved in the fight against racism at Oxford. The Student Voice Award Acknowledges students who have amplified the students’ views and priorities through representation and campaigning on behalf of their peers.
8 June 2023
A new WWARN study involving a collaboration of 107 researchers has provided unique insights in the epidemiology of submicroscopic malaria in pregnancy.
Healthcare for 17,000 islands: How Indonesia achieved almost Universal Health Coverage in under 10 years
6 June 2023
In this talk with question and answer session, Prof Mukti will discuss the innovations and thinking behind this extraordinary health insurance scheme and how it has achieved its level of coverage in under a decade
6 June 2023
Join our upcoming DPhil Forum, for current or aspiring DPhil Students at the University of Oxford who are involved in Implementation Science and Health Systems Research. Come and learn from current DPhil students. This event primarily targets DPhil Students but is also open to MSc Students and other research staff, both in Oxford and in our overseas Africa and Asia Programmes.
5 June 2023
IHTM student, Amal Mohamed, who is currently studying the MSc, spoke at the Seventy-sixth World Health Assembly representing her country Sudan.
12 May 2023
A new study suggests that, although there is sparse evidence, substandard and falsified antiretrovirals occur and enhanced surveillance is needed.
Global team of humanities and social science researchers to explore Just Transitions for antimicrobial resistance
9 May 2023
'Just Transitions to mitigate antimicrobial resistance' is a multidisciplinary social science and humanities programme funded by the British Academy. Led by Dr Sonia Lewycka and Professor Phaik Yeong Cheah, its team of 20 researchers will convene global and regional dialogues, engaging with key stakeholders to co-create equitable and sustainable solutions to manage antimicrobial resistance.
24 April 2023
Caesar Atuire, who is the Ethics Lead for IHTM and a philosopher and health ethicist from Ghana, has received 3.4 million euros over 5 years from the Wellcome Discovery Awards to fund a project on global solidarity. 'Moving beyond Solidarity Rhetoric in Global Health: Pluriversality and Actionable Tools.'
After reviewing progress on improving global medicine quality, participants plan next global conference
21 April 2023
On 23 March, experts in medicine quality and substandard and falsified (SF) medicines gathered in Oxford for an informal one-day meeting following the workshop ‘The relationship between substandard and falsified antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance and patient outcomes’. Over 60 participants from multiple countries attended the meeting in the Theatre of the Department of Sociology at Oxford, and participated in focussed discussions and intense sharing of challenges and successes in medicine quality and countering SF medicines. Mainly from academia, participants also included representatives from international organisations, the private sector and NGOs.
14 April 2023
A new consortium MARC SE-Africa (Mitigating Antimalarial Resistance Consortium in Southern and East Africa) responds to a growing crisis in malaria, one of the greatest infectious challenges facing Africa.
11 April 2023
The Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) is delighted to announce that Dr James Watson has been appointed as the new Associate Director from March 2023.
5 April 2023
Florence I. 'Cuppy' Otedola, an international DJ and music producer and Oxford alumna, has announced a gift of £100,000 to the Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx) to support African graduate students at the University of Oxford.
3 April 2023
Over the last three months, IHTM students have been preparing policy briefs to present to the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, NTDs.
24 March 2023
A new WWARN study has found that nearly two-thirds of the malaria-positive patients who present to health facilities are systematically excluded from “classical” anti-malarial treatment efficacy trials.
15 March 2023
IDDO works with researchers in disease-affected communities to address their key priorities and improve patient outcomes; we share knowledge, deliver collaborative analyses, and ensure academic recognition for all data contributors. The World Economic Forum recently blogged on our work. "There are key initiatives globally which leverage the power of data to help fight infectious diseases, and IDDO is at the forefront … Crucially, what is needed is more information to understand the distribution of infectious diseases and to optimise the use of current medicines.”
1 March 2023
The three presentations and expert discussion by Dr Rob Commons, Dr Alison Roth and Dr James Watson, chaired by Professor Sir Nicholas White (Mahidol Oxford Research Unit) and Dr Chau Nguyen Hoang (Oxford University Clinical Research Unit), are now available.