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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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
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.
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 ...
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.