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About MORU

The Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) develops effective and practical means of diagnosing and treating malaria and other neglected diseases such as melioidosis, typhus, TB and leptospirosis.

MORU was established in 1979 as a research collaboration between Mahidol University (Thailand), Oxford University (UK) and the UK’s Wellcome Trust.

MORU’s main office and laboratories are located within the Faculty of Tropical Medicine at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand, with MORU study sites and collaborations across Thailand, Asia and Africa.

MORU is generously supported with significant funding from the Wellcome Trust, our major funding partner. We also receive funding from other trusts and foundations, governments, and multi-lateral donors.


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Recent Publications

Challenges arising when seeking broad consent for health research data sharing: a qualitative study of perspectives in Thailand. BMC Med Ethics, 19 (1), pp. 86. Article

Antimalarial drugs for treating and preventing malaria in pregnant and lactating women. Expert Opin Drug Saf, 17 (11), pp. 1129-1144. Article

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Upcoming Events

11am & 2pm, 24-25 Nov & 1-2 Dec, Fishy Cloudsa puppet show about AMR, Bangkok. Tickets, click here

2nd Asia Pacific Rickettsia Conference, 3-6 Nov 2019, Chiangrai Thailand (contact).