Shobhana Nagraj, Women in Science
17 February 2023
NDM-CGHR Public Engagement Video
Clinical Researcher Shobhana Nagraj, from the Health Systems Collaboratives in Oxford, tells us about the female role models who inspired her to follow her dreams
Policy and Public Engagement at OUCRU
29 March 2022
EOCRU OUCRU Public Engagement Video
Why does OUCRU place an important focus on engaging with its important partners, policy makers, the press, the community, and young people? Explore our work in policy & public engagement.
OUCRU Research Themes and Future
22 March 2022
In this video, explore OUCRU's research areas and what questions we are aiming to answer in the next 5 years.
The University of Oxford annouces the new Pandemic Sciences Institute
1 March 2022
The University of Oxford has launched a new institute of global research collaboration and excellence, the Pandemic Sciences Institute. It will harness the strong global research collaborations that the University of Oxford has developed over more than forty years to ensure that the world is better equipped to create global and equitable science-driven solutions to prepare for, identify, and counter future pandemic threats.
Cross-species vaccination by Professor George Warimwe
19 January 2022
Awards & Appointments KWTRP Video
Royal Society 2021 Africa Prize lecture from Professor George Warimwe. More than 70% of emerging infectious diseases (including viruses) are zoonotic, meaning they are acquired from animals, with some causing serious illness and death in humans as well as the animal host. But, what if we could immunise both humans and animals with the same vaccine?
The global burden of Plasmodium vivax malaria is obscure and insidious
16 November 2021
EOCRU OUCRU Public Engagement Video
Until recently, Plasmodium falciparum dominated the malaria research landscape, and Plasmodium vivax infection was considered benign and inconsequential. We now know that this is not true: if not properly diagnosed and treated, P. vivax can lead to life-threatening syndromes and death. Professor Kevin Baird from EOCRU in Jakarta, Indonesia talks to OutBreak News Today
ASM Editor in conversation with Nick White
8 June 2021
Malaria continues to be a major killer, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, affecting the world’s most vulnerable populations with more than 500,000 deaths per year, most of them African children. Emergence of resistance to antimalarial drugs is major public health issue. American Society for Microbiology Editor Dr Cesar Arias discusses with Professor Sir Nick White the latest information on this rapidly evolving field.
Parenting for lifelong health for young children, project led by MORU Bioethics & Engagement Amalee McCoy
14 October 2020
The University of Oxford, MORU, the University of Cape Town, the Thai Ministry of Public Health, and UNICEF Thailand worked together to promote lifelong health and well-being, and prevent violence against children. Led by Amalee McCoy from MORU Department of Bioethics & Engagement, this project involved the cultural adaptation and testing of an evidence-based parenting intervention for low-income families with children aged 2-9 living in Udon Thani, Thailand.
BBC World News interviews Nick White on chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19: “These drugs are not harmless, they’re dangerous in over-dose.”
6 April 2020
There are currently no proven vaccines or drugs to prevent COVID-19. In this BBC World News interview, MORU’s Prof Sir Nick White explains why the only way to find out if chloroquine and hydroxychloriquine work against COVID-19 is via randomised, clinical trials and how the hype over chloroquine negatively affects people with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
Faith Osier TED talk
17 October 2018
Professor Faith Osier's TED talk, accepted in April 2018, is now published as one of few by the TED Fellows Talks. The malaria vaccine was invented more than a century ago, yet each year hundreds of thousands of people still die from the disease. How can we improve this vital vaccine? In this informative talk, Faith shows how she combines cutting-edge technology with century-old insights in the hopes of creating a new vaccine that would eradicate malaria once and for all.
OUCRU Nepal: Nepali pilgrims to Gosaikunda
13 December 2017
Every year thousands of pilgrims visit religious sites in the mountains of Nepal, many of them unaware of the dangers of climbing to high altitudes. The Himalayan Rescue Association, OUCRU Public Engagement and Media for Development worked together with the pilgrim community to create a public health film to inform others of the challenges of these journeys.
Using Mahidol's B. pseudomallei test to confirm melioidosis in the lab
16 October 2017
Work at the Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit (COMRU) and Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) has highlighted the importance of melioidosis, infection by the soil-dwelling bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, as a cause of severe illness in Cambodian children.
115 years of malaria in Africa - video interview
11 October 2017
Interview of Professor Bob Snow, who tells us about his paper published in Nature in October 2017
Video: Mosquito wars
23 August 2017
In Southeast Asia, some types of the malaria parasite develop resistance to the drug combinations used to cure and prevent the disease. If this drug resistance spread to Africa, it’d be a disaster. Fortunately, partners on the front lines are finding ways to fight back. Watch this video about the amazing work our team of SMRU researchers is doing to combat drug resistance in Thailand.
Students at MORU
9 May 2017
A key focus of MORU is building scientific research capacity in Thailand and SE and South Asia. One way we do this is by hosting students in a world-class research environment. In this video, you’ll hear from some of our current students about why living and studying in SE Asia and at MORU is such a great experience.