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Village drama against malaria project wins Oxford University Public Engagement with Research Award 2019

Village drama against malaria project wins Oxford University Public Engagement with Research Award 2019

Posted 10/07/2019

A project using drama that engages with village communities in Cambodia, led by Professor Phaik Yeong Cheah has won a Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Award 2019. The announcement was made at an awards ceremony at Keble College, Oxford, on 10th July hosted by Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson.

Longer follow-up needed for malaria treatment in pregnant women

Longer follow-up needed for malaria treatment in pregnant women

Posted 05/07/2019

New research by Makoto Saito and colleagues at SMRU found that a longer follow-up is required to assess antimalarial drug efficacy in pregnant women. This was found across all drugs assessed in low malaria transmission settings. The report’s authors have called for guidelines specifically for pregnant women and further investigation of optimal follow-up periods in high malaria transmission settings.

BBC News: Big data 'can stop malaria outbreaks before they start'

BBC News: Big data 'can stop malaria outbreaks before they start'

Posted 12/06/2019

A ground-breaking study in Bangladesh has found that using data from mobile phone networks to track the movement of people across the country can help predict where outbreaks of diseases such as malaria are likely to occur, enabling health authorities to take preventative measures. Read this story on BBC News. Head of Epidemiology, Richard Maude, was co-PI for the study and designed it together with co-PI Caroline Buckee from Harvard ...

Under the Mask drama movie

Under the Mask drama movie

Posted 04/06/2019

MORU, SMRU and FilmAid Foundation have the pleasure to invite you to the Bangkok Premiere of Under the Mask Monday 17th June 2019 in Bangkok screening RoomWoof Pack Building, 2nd Floor, 1/3-7 Sala Daeng Soi 1, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10550 Under the Mask is a drama film based on the real testimony of tuberculosis (TB) patients. The story follows the lives of our characters as they journey from diagnosis to treatment and help from the Shoklo ...

Pint of Science Thailand 2019 in Bangkok and Chiang Rai

Pint of Science Thailand 2019 in Bangkok and Chiang Rai

Posted 10/05/2019

This year, the Pint of Science festival in Thailand is in not one but two cities! Join us in Bangkok at WeLearn on 21st-22nd May, and at Hungry Wolf's in Chiang Rai on 25th May.

Join SMRU for Hand Hygiene Day

Join SMRU for Hand Hygiene Day

Posted 10/05/2019

The 5th May is World Hand Hygiene Day. To raise awareness among staff and the Thai-Myanmar border populations of the importance of hand washing, a simple, proven effective way of infection prevention, the SMRU infection control committee worked with the SMRU clinics and Mae Sot lab staff to create this fantastic video.

Applications are now open for our Short Course on Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases

Applications are now open for our Short Course on Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases

Posted 07/05/2019

This 5-day course is aimed at participants with a basic understanding of infectious disease modelling and an aptitude for the R programming language. On completion participants will be able to write and analyse the dynamics of a simple mathematical model and use it to consider cost and intervention scenarios. September 23-27 at St Anne’s College, Oxford

Fever and antibiotic use

Fever and antibiotic use

Posted 03/05/2019

How to change urban Myanmar communities' antibiotics usage habits? Check out Fever and antibiotic use, a Wellcome-funded community theatre initiative by MOCRU Research Coordinator Dr Myo Maung Maung Swe, that uses forum theatre to engage Yangon residents in a lively manner so they can learn when to use antibiotics – or not.

Eliminating malaria in the Asia-Pacific could save 400,000 lives

Eliminating malaria in the Asia-Pacific could save 400,000 lives

Posted 25/04/2019

25 April 2019 Bangkok (Thailand) – Increased funding is needed to eliminate malaria across 22 Asia-Pacific countries and save an estimated 400,000 lives, according to research published in a new collection of studies on Wellcome Open Research. Although Asia-Pacific countries have made significant progress towards their goal of eliminating malaria by 2030, collection researchers warn that stagnating donor funding puts at risk national malaria ...

Cherry's story: a career launched by first-hand experience and a good mentor

Cherry's story: a career launched by first-hand experience and a good mentor

Posted 03/04/2019

How do you go about building all the skills you need at the start of your research career? Cherry Lim from our MORU unit in Bangkok, Thailand, was lucky to find a good mentor who guided her through this journey, but her own ceaseless curiosity and excitement about research were also important.