12 June 2019
A workshop held in Dakar, Senegal, 7-18 March, highlighted the need for better community engagement during global health emergencies. An international group of experts in community engagement for health research identified urgent measures to foster involvement of local communities in emergency research, such as the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.
21 November 2018
Over 200 delegates travelled from more than 50 countries to attend the first ever conference on Medicine Quality and Public Health (MQPH 2018) in Oxford from 23-28 Sept. The conference, at Keble College, brought together experts in pharmacy, public health, chemistry, law, sociology, governance and ethics, from medicines regulatory authorities, academia, pharmaceutical industry, NGOs, and international organisations.
16 November 2018
Visit the Radcliffe Science Library before 4th January 2019 to see a new art exhibition of 14 prints illustrating the global health impact of poor quality medicines. The proliferation of poor quality medicines is an important but neglected public health problem, threatening millions of people all over the world, both in developing and wealthy countries.
7 November 2018
The manufacture and distribution of medicines is a global industry, tainted by fake and substandard products. Not only might these drugs not work as expected, but some are even contributing to antimicrobial resistance. So, what’s in your medicine cabinet? This is an article on Mosaic, a Wellcome publication
7 November 2018
Every person has the right to expect that when they use a medical product, whether medicine, vaccine or diagnostic kit, it works. But too often, that is not the case. Substandard medical products result from errors, negligence or poor practice in manufacturing, transportation and/or storage. In contrast, falsified products result from criminal fraud. Both innovative and generic products are affected.
29 October 2018
Over 200 delegates traveled from more than 50 countries to attend the first ever conference on Medicine Quality and Public Health (MQPH) in Oxford from 23-28 September 2018. The conference brought together experts from academia, public health, pharmacy, chemistry, law, ethics, social sciences, public engagement, health policy, with national medicines regulatory authorities, NGOs, international organizations and donors. Conference partners presented the latest evidence on substandard, falsified and unregulated medicines, and discussed strategies to tackle this global challenge.
Medicine Quality and Public Health, a pioneering conference to address the global threat of poor quality medicines
4 September 2018
A pioneering academic conference will bring together, for the first time, people from all over the world dealing with the problem of poor quality medicines and their impact on public health. The Medicine Quality & Public Health conference will take place at Keble College, Oxford, 23-28 Sept 2018. It will provide a unique opportunity for health authorities, scientists, pharmacists, lawyers and international organisations to discuss the problem and outline the necessary steps to tackle the issue on a global scale.
15 June 2018
The proliferation of poor quality medical products is an important but neglected public health problem, threatening millions of people all over the world, both in developing and wealthy countries. A pioneering conference will bring leading professionals from all over the world to Oxford, September 23-28, to discuss strategies for tackling poor quality medical products on a global scale.
23 May 2018
The first-ever dedicated academic conference to discuss Medicine Quality & Public Health bringing together people from a diversity of sectors: public health, national regulatory authority, pharmacy, biomedical, chemistry, law, ethics, cultural and social sciences, the pharmaceutical industry, international organisations, NGOs, national procurement centres, also scientists working on internet and pharmaceutical forensics. 23rd-28th September 2018 at Keble College, Oxford. Submit your abstract by 1 June 2018
8 December 2017
The Crossing Boundaries III forum on health systems research got off to an exciting start with a good number of guests in attendance. The two-day forum provided useful insights in ongoing research in low and middle income countries. Some of the topics discussed were on were on task shifting, interdisciplinary research methods, antimicrobial resistance, mental health and governance amongst others.
22 November 2017
Crossing Boundaries is a conference to showcase Oxford’s multidisciplinary research informing health systems strengthening in low and middle income countries. Thursday 7th December, 08:30 – 18.00 at the Said Business School. Registration is open until the 1st December
9 November 2017
We would like to warmly invite you to The European Melioidosis Congress 2018, which is to be based at Lady Margaret Hall, one of the colleges of University of Oxford. The congress will open with a drinks and canapé welcome reception on the evening of Monday 19th March 2018. This will be followed by two full conference days on Tuesday 20th March and Wednesday 21st March.
20 July 2017
The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust anounces that the call for abstracts towards the 5th Medical and Veterinary Virus Research Symposium, October 26th – 27th, 2017, is open. This year’s theme is One Health – Accelerating Virus Research in East Africa. You are invited to submit presentations related to research involving viruses of medical and veterinary importance.
20 July 2017
The first-ever MQPH Conference will take place at Keble College, Oxford on 23-28 September 2018. This international event will bring together people from public health, national regulatory authorities, pharmacy, biomedical, chemistry, law, ethics, cultural and social sciences, pharmaceutical industry, international organisations and NGOs. It grants an opportunity to discuss the problem and outline the necessary steps to tackle the issue on a global scale.
21 June 2017
Dr Jacinta Nzinga on the right, engages nursing officers at the Mbagathi County hospital. The results dissemination activity took place on May 12th 2017. Discussions were lively and provided useful insights as to the activities surrounding the newborn units at the hospital. Feedback of research findings forms an important component of our work.
9 May 2017
Professor Niels Peek introduced the three controversies in health data science in a well-attended public lecture at the Strathmore University on Wednesday. The three controversies discussed were; data shall be used only for the purpose for which they were collected, big data and predictive analytics should replace randomised clinical trials and to accelerate research, all medical and healthcare data should made available to data scientists.
9 May 2017
Strathmore University this year hosted the Kenya Health Informatics Association (KeHIA), meet up that was rich in content with presentations and discussions from the University of Nairobi, the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Ministry of Health, University of Oxford, Strathmore University and Philips Health among others.
9 May 2017
Documentation of patient history & essential key signs, within the Clinical Information Network (CIN), improved to over 90 percent across 14 hospitals. Reports generated indicate a steady improvement in data collection.
9 February 2017
The LINK programme held its first full team meeting hosted by Professor Bob Snow in Nairobi, Kenya. This was a valuable opportunity for the London and Nairobi-based team members to meet for an update on the programme and to jointly plan activities going forward. In the first quarter of 2017, LINK will be working to develop profiles with National Control Malaria Programmes (NMCPs) in Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Uganda.
9 February 2017
A feedback dissemination meeting on the just concluded Nairobi newborn study took place on Monday 30th January and was attended by 75 delegates. Discussions were on: routine newborn care in newborn units, infrastructure and services available in health facilities, accessibility of drugs, newborn care in the maternity wards, material and human resource capacity, utilization of inpatient newborn services; and the quality of existing services.
15 December 2016
Hosted by University Sao Paulo Medical School at the Centro de Convenções Rebouças ZIKAlliance, the multinational and multidisciplinary consortium coordinated by Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, and created in response to a Horizon 2020 funding call by the European Commission’s Directorate-General Research and Innovation, has officially started its activities with the kick-off meeting held in Brazil
22 November 2016
KWTRP Health Systems team had a strong presence in the Health Systems Global meeting in Vancouver, Canada. This year's theme was “Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world". The team made various presentations of work that they have done in both Kilifi and Nairobi, and were involved in a number of sessions including one on the RESYST consortium.
10 November 2016
At this year’s ASTMH Annual Meeting the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health will introduce research from our Major Overseas Programmes in Thailand, Vietnam, and Kenya, and groups based in Oxford: ERGO, IDDO, ISARIC, OHSCAR, TGHN, WWARN, and the MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine.
10 March 2016
A team from the Department of International Development (DFID), based in Nairobi, met with Senior Managers at the KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Nairobi offices including the Executive Director, Prof. Philip Bejon, on the 4th of March 2016. The DFID team was led by Lizzie Smith, Head of Profession Health.
4 March 2016
MSc students from the CTMGH's International Health and Tropical Medicine course speak at the Oxford Union, on a debate about climate change and its effects on health. The debate takes place on Tuesday 15th March, 5 pm for a 5.30 pm start. Topics will be announced to the students the week before. All welcome, no pre-booking required.