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).
24 July 2023
IHTM lecturers, Dr Roger Nascimento and Dr Aronrag Meeyai, ran a two-day Curriculum Development Action Plan Workshop in Bangkok organised jointly by SEAMEO RIHED and the University of Oxford. The workshop was part of the SEA-UK Leadership Exchange Programme.
10 July 2023
A core component of IHTM is the leadership, management and communication training, LMCT, and an integral part of this is the media training that took place last week at Green Templeton College. The training provides the tools and practice to promote effective communication with different audiences.
7 July 2023
IHTM students have finished their 8-week research placements and returned to Oxford. Their first week back saw the students gather at St Hilda’s College to present a summary of their placement work and experience to their colleagues, supervisors and teachers.
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.
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.
31 May 2023
Two of this year’s IHTM cohort on placement at FIOCRUZ were very grateful to receive an invitation to attend this year’s ISARIC Member Assembly hosted by FIOCRUZ in Rio de Janeiro.
23 May 2023
Parinda talks about her work in Thailand with digital vaccine passports and how she has applied the teaching from IHTM.
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.'
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.
17 March 2023
This week, the focus shifted to this year’s IHTM placements. Following the exam period, placements begin at the end of April and finish at the end of June with a 10,000-word dissertation based on the student's research completed by mid-August.
Evaluating the Impact of a Digital Hospital Information Management System on the Operational and Financial Performance of Health Facilities in Kenya
7 March 2023
Christabel Ngwashi, IHTM 2021, co-authored this article, which was published in the International Journal of Health Sciences and Research Vol.13; Issue: 3; March 2023 www.ijhsr.org Original Research Article ISSN: 2249-9571
28 February 2023
Eight years since the MSc in IHTM began, our alumni are having a tangible global impact.
31 January 2023
For this year’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February, we asked a few of the IHTM teaching team to reflect on their science careers and in particular their experience of working in global health.
16 January 2023
Following mock exams, Hilary term got fully underway with a one-day workshop on International Negotiation Skills run by the Centre for Political & Diplomatic Studies, CPDS. The aim was to explore the principles of effective negotiation and engagement, evaluating the different styles of negotiation and examining the dynamics and skills of influencing.
5 December 2022
Congratulations to Quyen Tran, IHTM 2022, who reached the Quarter Finals of the 2022 All-Innovate Ideas Competition run by the University of Oxford. The competition aims to encourage students to develop an entrepreneurial skill set and generate entrepreneurial ideas.
28 November 2022
The IHTM family and friends would like to congratulate IHTM Course Director, Professor Proochista Ariana who has been elected to University Council.
7 November 2022
Claire Keene (cohort 2016-17) co-authored this article on measuring patient engagement with HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa: a scoping study. The article was published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society October 2022.
31 October 2022
MSc IHTM sets out to attract individuals from low resource contexts who are looking to gain the skills and experience to help shape global health in the future. This year 23 students make up the cohort bringing the running total over the eight years of the course to 175 students from 56 countries, the majority of which are LMICs.
A scoping review of antibiotic use practices and drivers of inappropriate antibiotic use in animal farms in WHO Southeast Asia region
31 October 2022
Greco Mark Malijan (cohort 2020-21) co-authored this article on a scoping review of antibiotic use practices and drivers of inappropriate antibiotic use in animal farms in WHO Southeast Asia region.
10 October 2022
The MSc IHTM is committed to leading positive change in low resource contexts. The aim of the course is to provide students with the skills and opportunities to collaborate across cultural and disciplinary boundaries to identify and develop creative solutions for existing and emerging national, regional and/or global health challenges. A recent example of the impact of the MSc has been an initiative in Seychelles, where a partnership has been established between the MSc IHTM and the Seychelles Ministry of Health (MoH).
12 November 2021
Simon Mendelsohn (cohort 2015-16) co-authored this paper investigating airborne MTB genomic DNA in classrooms as there is evidence of high tuberculosis disease burden among South African adolescents.
22 October 2021
Sandra Adele (cohort 2019-2020) co-authored this paper assessing the benefits of interval extension between BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine doses.
Host blood transcriptomic biomarkers of tuberculosis disease in people living with HIV: a systematic review protocol
30 September 2021
Simon Mendelsohn (cohort 2015-16) co-authored this systematic review protocol on the current triage and predictive tools and how host tuberculosis transcriptomic biomarkers may be more effective for a correct diagnosis.
30 September 2021
Simon Mendelsohn (cohort 2015-16) co-authored this article.
30 September 2021
Simon Mendelsohn (cohort 2015-16) co-authored this article on the Global Forum on Tuberculosis (TB) Vaccines and how this year's event focussed on opportunities and challenges for TB vaccine R&D during a pandemic.
28 July 2021
Student Dennis Mazingi (cohort 2020-2021) co-authored this paper focused on the importance of a prompt diagnosis and treatment of intussusception in Zimbabwe. Their findings highlight the need to improve early diagnosis of intussusception and prompt referral of patients for treatment.
Safety and immunogenicity of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 in HIV infection: a single-arm substudy of a phase 2/3 clinical trial
18 June 2021
Sandra Adele (cohort 2019-2020) co-authored this paper on the efficacy of the Oxford Astra-Zeneca vaccine for the 40 million people globally living with HIV. This study aimed to assess the vaccine’s ability to stimulate an immune response on those who have their immunity compromised.
19 May 2021
Alumna Parinda Wattanasri (cohort 2019-2020) was interviewed by Thailand Today on vaccine passports. and how they may become a sustainable plan to reopening Thailand.
Validation of a host blood transcriptomic biomarker for pulmonary tuberculosis in people living with HIV: a prospective diagnostic and prognostic accuracy study
30 April 2021
Simon Mendelsohn (cohort 2015-2016) co-authored this publications reporting the findings of a study that found a host blood test that can find those at high risk of tuberculosis in people living with HIV.
29 April 2021
Dennis Mazingi and Tafadzwa Matika (cohort 2020-2021) won the overall best pitch and the grand prize of £10,000 on the All-Innovate Ideas Competition for their idea of a fast delivery service in Zimbabue that would accelerate the country's step into online commerce.