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The third, or Trinity term, of IHTM involves an eight-week placement, travel and accommodation is funded by the course, with a global health project in a resource limited setting. Projects represent the range of subjects covered in the course and the project forms the basis of an independent 10,000-word dissertation to be submitted six weeks after the return from placement.

Many of the projects are hosted by the Oxford Tropical Network in various geographic regions.  Projects change from year to year depending on research currently underway. Below are a list of the research project placements undertaken by the 2023 - 2024 cohort of IHTM students.

Find out more about one student's experience.

Placement Project Title 

Location of the Project 

Gap analysis of policy guidance in the health-sector in Seychelles  


Assessing the impact of Seychelles’ Civil Status (Amendment) Act, 2021 (Act 45 of 2021) on quality of death certification                                                                        



Colorectal cancer screening in Seychelles 




Assessing the perspective of parents and teachers for the integration of comprehensive sexuality education in the primary and secondary school curriculum 



Optimising pharmaceutical supply chain in a rural medical centre in Ghana. 

Ghana, Biriwa, Cape Coast 

Attitudes towards psychosis among urban dwellers of Accra, Ghana 


Ghana, Biriwa, Cape Coast 


Maternal health in rural Ghana 

Ghana, Biriwa, Cape Coast 


Ethics and digital mental health for youth 



The contribution of human resource issues to the state of MNH in Liberia - a qualitative exploration 


Evaluating the potential of screening-based interventions for the control of WHO-priority bacterial pathogens in resource-limited hospital settings: policies, costs and effectiveness 


Modelling methaemoglobinaemia concentrations following weekly primaquine in vivax-infected patients and healthy volunteers 

MORU, Bangkok, Thailand 

Assessing the WHO haemoglobin colour card in Africa (Uganda and DRC) and SE Asia (Cambodia) 

MORU, Bangkok, Thailand 

Adherence and adverse effects of primaquine treatment for the radical cure of Plasmodium vivax malaria in a near malaria elimination setting 


Environmental solutions to tackle antimicrobial resistance 


Hanoi, Vietnam 

Improving child health as an approach to reduce antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance 

Hanoi, Vietnam 

Understanding antibiotic consumption practices in rural Cambodia 


Evaluating strategies for HIV-AIDS prevention and treatment in Bali: An in-depth analysis utilizing secondary data from the Center for Public Health Innovation at Udayana University 

Bali, Indonesia 

Exploring antenatal care and maternal and neonatal outcomes in Nepal 

Kathmandu, Nepal 

Assessing PAHO regional prioritization and funding for priority diseases 

Oxford (with possible visit to Sao Paolo, Brazil) 

GAVI’s funding policies and vaccine programmes 

GAVI (Geneva) & Oxford 

Country PHC measurement informing policymaking and service improvement 

WHO Geneva + LIC/LMIC 

Scoping review to identify successful government policies to accelerate innovation in health 

Oxford and WHO, Geneva 

Meta-analysis of relapse following treatment of Visceral Leishmaniasis in the presence of missing outcome data: Application of imputation approach using informative missing parameter 


Development of a data-driven tool for monitoring gestational weight age in minority population along the Thai-Myanmar border