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Professor Frank Smithuis

Professor Frank Smithuis

Podcast interview

Fighting malaria in Myanmar

Although malaria is decreasing in Myanmar, resistance to anti-malarials is on the rise in the region and the focus is now to treat people early, particularly in remote communities. MOCRU has set up a network of community health workers, trained and supplied with diagnostics, bednets and treatments, to help improve access to healthcare as well as produce the evidence to encourage policy changes.

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Frank Smithuis

Associate Professor

Myanmar Oxford Clinical Research Unit

Frank Smithuis's interests include the epidemiology and management of malaria- in particular artemisinin resistant malaria- the aetiology and management of fever, and the management of tuberculosis, HIV and opportunistic infections.

The research unit is linked to a network of 6 clinics and 650 Community Health workers in remote areas. Most research questions originate from the day to day health issues in this network.

Effect of a single dose of primaquine on Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte carriage after ACT
A finger prick for a child with fever