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Professor Richard Price

Professor Richard Price

Podcast interview

Professor Ric Price, affiliated with our OUCRU unit, tells us of his research on treatments for Plasmodium vivax malaria

Ethiopian Clinic

Recruitment site for the multicentred IMPROV trial in Ethiopia

Vietnam Hospital

Vietnam Clinic recruiting site for the IMPROV study

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Richard Price

Professor of Tropical Medicine

  • Wellcome Clinical Fellow, Asia Pacific, Australia

Vivax malaria

The main focus of our translational research programme is to improve the diagnosis and management of vivax malaria. To achieve this we are working with 15 malaria endemic countries across the Asia-Pacific region and Horn of Africa to:

  • define the direct and indirect morbidity and mortality of vivax malaria
  • optimise the safe and effective radical cure of vivax malaria,
  • improve the molecular surveillance of drug resistant malaria,
  • evaluate the impact and cost effectiveness of novel treatment and malaria control activities.

The programme is being conducted in collaboration with the Mahidol Oxford Research Unit (MORU) in Thailand and the Menzies School of Health Research (MSHR) in Darwin.

I am head of the clinical module of the World Wide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) and co-chair the Vivax Working Group of the Asia-Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN).

CURRENT PROJECTS:

  • Clinical trials of different primaquine regimens
  • Field testing novel G6PD diagnostics
  • Mapping populations at risk of malaria and drug induced haemolysis
  • Determining the molecular basis of chloroquine resistant P. vivax
  • Ex vivo drug susceptibility of novel antimalarial compounds

Timika, Papua, Indonesia

Main hospital in southern Papua, where over the last 10 years we have been defining the epidemiology of severe and uncomplicated malaria

RSMM Hospital

Outpatient clinic in Papua Indonesia

Sumatra Site for IMPROV Study

South Sumatra Site for IMPROV in Indonesia

Ex vivo Lab

Testing novel antimalarial drug in field assays

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