Epidemiology and diagnostics
The Thailand Wellcome Africa Asia Programme has continued to study the aetiologies and outcomes of febrile illness and sepsis in Southeast Asia, in 2018 demonstrating the high mortality from community-acquired bacteraemia, assessing the utility of the qSOFA score as a predictor of outcome in low and middle-income countries (LMIC), and demonstrating in fever studies the high prevalence of rickettsial infections across the region.
We have assisted National Malaria Control Programmes, WHO and APLMA in mapping malaria across the region, modelling interventions for malaria control and elimination, and providing genomic epidemiology on the parasites. This has also involved mapping travel patterns and the location of villages, using innovative technology.
We have developed and evaluated a variety of diagnostic methodologies for a range of infectious diseases, including malaria, melioidosis and scrub typhus.