This is a great video of a talk given at the Oxford Martin School by Professor Kevin Marsh.

10th March 2017 • comment

Around half of the clinical trials done on medicines we use today are not published; a tragic truth that needs to be changed.

24th October 2016 • comment

This video seminar describes research to develop a low-cost, field-based test to detect several slow-clearing ACT drug compounds from unprocessed fingerstick blood samples

28th September 2016 • comment

This study provides evidence on antibiotic use by community health workers (CHWs) and caregivers to inform iCCM programmes, safeguarding current treatments whilst maximising access to care. The findings suggest that CHWs are capable of prescribing treatment corresponding to their assessment of respiratory rate. However, rational use of antibiotics could be strengthened through improved respiratory rate assessment, and better diagnostic tools. Furthermore, a shorter course of dispersible amoxicillin could potentially improve caregiver adherence, reducing risk of resistance and cost.

30th August 2016 • comment

The team interview panel members talking about the Novartis Access Initiative's work on NCDs.

20th July 2016 • comment

This review describes the landscape of schistosomiasis clinical research. The volume of data and the methodological and reporting heterogeneity identified all indicate that there is scope for an individual participant-level database, to allow for standardised analyses.

28th June 2016 • comment

The European Mobile Laboratory, EMLab, was the first EBOV diagnostics unit deployed to the outbreak epicentre by WHO in March 2014.

14th June 2016 • comment

Laboratory systems and diagnostic technologies are a critical pillar in the fight against malaria. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends diagnostic testing for all people with suspected malaria before treatment is administered.

25th April 2016 • comment

Understanding the Zika virus

by Center for Strategic & International Studies

U.S. efforts to combat the Zika virus in the US and abroad

22nd March 2016 • comment

Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases have evolved rapidly in recent decades as outbreaks such as SARS, Avian Influenza, Ebola, MERS, Chikungunya, and Zika virus have demonstrated how quickly infections can cross international borders.

18th March 2016 • comment

The Zika virus is another wild card dealt to us by nature. It was first discovered in 1947.

17th February 2016 • comment

Video seminar by Chelsea McMullen, Operational Support Officer, International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC), presented at the University of Oxford, 21st October 2015

16th February 2016 • comment

Call for Papers: Special issue on strengthening tuberculosis diagnostic networks in Africa - African Journal of Laboratory Medicine

22nd January 2016 • comment

Deployed in April 2015, we have established proof-of-principle for real-time genomic surveillance by generating over 40 genome sequences in as little as 48 hours from obtaining a patient sample and feeding the information back to the Ebola central coordination team.

11th January 2016 • comment

From our colleagues at the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) - The Role of Public Health Institutes in Achieving Public Health Goals

17th December 2015 • comment

Damalie Nakanjako (MBChB, MMED, PhD) is an internist whose work focuses on optimizing HIV treatment outcomes and reducing HIV-associated morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa.

14th December 2015 • comment

East African Leaders Join Together to Develop Country-Specific Plans for Point-of-Care Testing.

25th November 2015 • comment

Two great articles from the African Society for Laboratory Medicine looking at the increasing risk posed by antimicrobial resistance.

20th November 2015 • comment

New articles from the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM).

13th November 2015 • comment

This study evaluates whether the use of rapid diagnostic tests by community medicine distributors – with the aim to improve diagnosis and treatment of malaria in the community – is feasible, well accepted and cost-effective. This cluster randomized trial compares two approaches. 

17th August 2015 • comment

Healthcare associated infections (HAI) are of important concern in patient care. This talk discusses Visual Analytics techniques which have been developed to help detect, monitor, analyse and understand trends, clusters and outbreaks of HAI.

22nd July 2015 • comment

The SWAT and SWAR programme is identifying issues about the methods of trials and systematic reviews about which there is sufficient uncertainty to justify research to support well-informed decision making about future designs and choices.

21st July 2015 • comment

Schistosomiasis, is a chronic, debilitating disease. Uganda began a National Control Programme in 2003 with annual MDA of praziquantel. MDA on this scale provides strong selective pressures on the parasite population with an associated risk of drug resistance developing.

21st July 2015 • comment

In this video, Professor Theonest Mutabingwa discusses the two key challenges that face developing countries to progress their malaria research.

15th June 2015 • comment

In this video of a seminar delivered at the University of Oxford in June 2014, Professor Nicholas White talks about the challenge of antimalarial resistance.

11th June 2015 • comment

Anders Björkman is Professor of Infectious Disease at the Karolinska Institute. In this video, Anders talks about how the efficacy of antimalarials is a major obstacle in the path towards full malaria elimination.

11th June 2015 • comment

Are you a research scientist working in Global Health? Or an institution looking for partners to run a clinical trial? Site Finder is for you.

5th June 2015 • comment

In this seminar from January 2014, Dr Jane Crawley talks about clinical standardisation in PERCH (Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health), a large case-control study of the causes of and risk factors for severe pneumonia.

3rd June 2015 • comment

Dr Nat Segaren - Medical Director of the Caris Foundation, presents on 'The Haiti National Early Infant Diagnosis of HIV Program'

27th May 2015 • comment

In this seminar Professor Kevin Marsh describes how knowledge of immunity to malaria in humans has developed over the past thirty years and what impact this has for future research.

13th May 2015 • comment

Sam Sia is an Associate Professor at Columbia University and was voted one of MITs top innovators under 35 in 2010 for his work on designing inexpensive microfluidic chips for diagnostics. Sam's most recent work has focused on developing a diagnostic device that can be connected as a dongle to a smartphone and used to diagnose HIV and syphilis. 

31st March 2015 • comment
5th February 2015 • comment

Seeding Labs is an initiative connecting labs in developing countries with labs that have equipment, consumables, manuals or glassware to donate, and provides the infrastructure.

25th November 2014 • comment

Professor Peter Piot, LSHTM, talks about Ebola and implications for Africa and understanding future epidemics at the Martin School, University of Oxford, 16th October 2014.

17th October 2014 • comment

Ebola PPE guidelines - urgent need to revise WHO and CDC guidelines. This video shows an excerpt from keynote address 'The fuss about face masks', Professor Raina MacIntyre from the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Australia.

14th October 2014 • comment

The Ebola virus epidemic may well spread out of Africa. Dr Greg Martin takes a look at some of the variables that contribute to this risk and discusses some steps that should be taken.

18th August 2014 • comment

On the 8th of July 2014 The Global Health Network launched the Global Health Research Process Map, the first digital toolkit designed to enable researchers anywhere in the world to conduct rigorous global health research.

22nd July 2014 • comment

This good practice document of the ESSENCE on Health Research initiative is designed to provide broad guidance on how best to strengthen research capacity with the maximum possible benefit. 

21st July 2014 • comment

AuthorAid is a great online tool whose aim is to support developing country researchers in publishing their work.

1st July 2014 • comment

A programme set up by WHO together with major publishers to provide free or very low cost online access to the major journals to local, not-for-profit institutions in developing countries.

5th June 2014 • comment

Two recent articles in the Lancet Global Health give an interesting overview on diagnosis and treatment of Yaws, an endemic treponematose closely related to syphilis.

30th May 2014 • comment

Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are widely accepted as the preferred study design for evaluating healthcare interventions. When the sample size is determined, a (target) difference is typically specified that the RCT is designed to detect. This provides reassurance that the study will be informative, i.e., should such a difference exist, it is likely to be detected with the required statistical precision. The aim of this review was to identify potential methods for specifying the target difference in an RCT sample size calculation.

19th May 2014 • comment

This report, provided by Uniting to Combat NTDs, presents the achievements in 2013 on the control and eradication of Neglected Tropical Diseases and includes data on disease burden, epidemiology, etc... of the individual diseases.

1st May 2014 • comment
28th March 2014 • comment

An article highlighting the importance of diagnostics for NTDs, and providing a good overview on their development from a policy perspective.

11th March 2014 • comment

ESSENCE on Health Research have created a good practice document on research costing. It includes a review of the funding practices related to the definition and funding of direct and indirect costs. 

18th December 2013 • comment

This guide, developed by the WHO and released in December 2013, aims to facilitate implementation research in LMICs.

2nd December 2013 • comment

Prioritizing Congenital Syphilis Control in South China: A Decision Analytic Model to Inform Policy Implementation

by Nicholas X. Tan, Chara Rydzak, Li-Gang Yang, Peter Vickerman, Bin Yang, Rosanna W. Peeling, Sarah Hawkes, Xiang-Sheng Chen, Joseph D. Tucker
23rd October 2013 • comment

Postmarket Surveillance of Medical Devices: A Comparison of Strategies in the US, EU, Japan, and China

by Daniel B. Kramer, Yongtian T. Tan, Chiaki Sato, Aaron S. Kesselheim
23rd October 2013 • comment

Validation of Two Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Visceral Leishmaniasis in Kenya

by Jane Mbui, Monique Wasunna, Manica Balasegaram, Adrian Laussemayer, Rashid Juma, Simon Njoroge Njenga, George Kirigi, Mark Riongoita, Roberto de la Tour, Joke van Peteghem, Raymond Omollo, Francois Chappui
23rd October 2013 • comment

Elimination of Schistosomiasis Transmission in Zanzibar: Baseline Findings before the Onset of a Randomized Intervention Trial

by Stefanie Knopp, Bobbie Person, Shaali M. Ame, Khalfan A. Mohammed, Said M. Ali, I. Simba Khamis, Muriel Rabone, Fiona Allan, Anouk Gouvras, Lynsey Blair, Alain Fenwick, Jurg Utzinger, David Rollinson
22nd October 2013 • comment

How to Improve the early Diagnosis of Trypanosoma cruzi Infection: Relationship between Validated Conventional Diagnosis and Quantitative DNA Amplification in Congenitally Infected Children

by Jacqueline Bua, Bibiana J. Volta, Alina E. Perrone, Karenina Scollo, Elsa B. Velazquez, Andres M. Ruiz, Ana M. De Rissio, Rita L. Cardoni
22nd October 2013 • comment

Identification of Seroreactive Proteins of Leptospira interrogans Serovar Copenhageni Using a High-Density Protein Microarray Approach

by Carolina Lessa-Aquino, Camila Borges Rodrigues, Jozelyn Pablo, Rie Sasaki, Algis Jasinskas, Li Liang, Elsio A. Wunder Jr, Guilherme S. Ribeiro, Adam Vigil, Ricardo Galler, Douglas Molina, Xiaowu Liang, Mitermayer G. Reis, Albert I. Ko, Marco Alberto Medeiros, Philip L. Felgner
21st October 2013 • comment

Advancing Sino-Indian Cooperation to Combat Tropical Diseases

by Peter Hotez, Sunit K. Singh, Xiao-Nong Zhou
21st October 2013 • comment

Diagnostic Accuracy of Loopamp Trypanosoma brucei Detection Kit for Diagnosis of Human African Trypanosomiasis in Clinical Samples

by Patrick Mitashi, Epco Hasker, Dieudonne Mumba Ngoyi, Pati Patient Pyana, Veerle Lejon, Wim Van der Veken, Pascal Lutumba, Philippe Buscher, Marleen Boelaert, Stijn Deborggraeve

   

21st October 2013 • comment

Analytical and Clinical Performance of the CDC Real Time RT-PCR Assay for Detection and Typing of Dengue Virus

by Gilberto A Santiago, Edgardo Vergne, Yashira Quiles, Joan Cosme, Jesus Vazquez, Juan F. Medina, Freddy Medina, Candimar Colon, Harold Margolis, Jorge L. Munoz-Jordan
19th July 2013 • comment

Evaluation of a Typhoid/Paratyphoid Diagnostic Assay (TPTest) Detecting Anti-Salmonella IgA in Secretions of Peripheral Blood in Lymphocytes in Patients in Dhaka, Bangladesh

by Farhana Khanam, Alaullah Sheikh, Abu Sayeed, Saraur Bhuiyan, Feroza Kaneez Choudhury, Umme Salma, Shahnaz Pervin, Tania Sultana, Dilruba Ahmed, Doli Goswami, Lokman Hossain, KZ Mamun, Richell C Charles, W. Abdullah Brooks, Stephen B. Calderwood, Alejandro Cravioto, Edward T Ryan, Firdausi Qadri
19th July 2013 • comment

Prospective Evaluation of Three Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Diagnosis of Human Leptospirosis

by Marga GA Goris, Mariska MG Leeflang, Martin Loden, Jiri FP Wagenaar, Paul Klatser, Rudy A Hartseerl, Kimberly R Boer
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5th July 2013 • comment

Randomised Clinical Trial Investigating the Specificity of Novel Skin Test (C-Tb) for Diagnosis of M. tuberculosis Infection

by Henrik Aggerbeck, Rafaela Giemza, Paulatsya Joshi, Pernille N. Tingskov, Soren T. Hoff, Julia Boyle, Peter Andersen, David J. M. Lewis
26th May 2013 • comment

Diagnosis of Visceral Leishmaniasis in Bihar India: Comparison of the rK39 Rapid Diagnostic Test on Whole Blood Versus Serum

by Greg Matlashewski, Vidya Nand Ravi Das, Krishna Pandey, Dharmendra Singh, Sushmita Das, Ayan Kumar Ghosh, Ravindra Nath Pandey, Pradeep Das
26th May 2013 • comment

Development and Validation of a Novel Diagnostic Test for Human Brucellosis Using a Glyco-engineered Antigen Coupled to Magnetic Beads

by Andrés E. Ciocchini, Diego A. Rey Serantes, Luciano J. Melli, Jeremy A. Iwashkiw, Bettina Deodata, Jorge Wallach, Mario F. FEldman, Juan E. Ugalde, Diego J. Comerci
27th February 2013 • comment

These guidelines help address the urgent need to develop tests that can work in children, ideally using non-sputum based samples. It is vital that these reference standards are endorsed and implemented by the major donors, researchers and diagnostic developers.

29th January 2013 • comment

Diagnosis of Brugian Filariasis by Loop- Mediated Isothermal Amplification

by Catherine B. Poole, Nathan A. Tanner, Yinhua Zhang, Thomas C. Evans Jr., Clotilde K. S. Carlow
10th January 2013 • comment

This article describes a health portal developed in India aimed at providing one-stop access to efficiently search, organize and share maternal child health information relevant from public health perspective in the country.

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14th August 2012 • comment

This article is an introduction to cluster randomised trials.

23rd July 2012 • comment

Visceral leishmaniasis: what are the needs for diagnosis, treatment and control?

by François Chappuis, Shyam Sundar, Asrat Hailu, Hashim Ghalib, Suman Rijal, Rosanna W. Peeling
23rd July 2012 • comment

Diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis

by Pankaj Srivastava, Anand Dayama, Sanjana Mehrotra, Shyam Sundar
23rd July 2012 • comment

Enteric fever diagnostics reviews

by Paula Bianca Blomquist
18th July 2012 • comment

Microfluid technologies

by Paula Bianca Blomquist
16th July 2012 • comment

Mobile Phone Based Clinical Microscopy for Global Health Applications

by David N. Breslauer, Robi N. Maamari, Neil A. Switz, Wilbur A. Lam, Daniel A. Fletcher
16th July 2012 • comment
16th July 2012 • comment

Web-Based Virtual Microscopy for Parasitology: A Novel Tool for Education and Quality Assurance

by Ewert Linder, Mikael Lundin, Cecilia Thors, Marianne Lebbad, Jadwiga Winiecka-Krusnell, Heikki Helin, Byron Leiva, Jorma Isola, Johan Lundin
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16th July 2012 • comment

Identification of Mimotopes with Diagnostic Potential for Trypanosoma brucei gambiense Varient Surfance Glycoproteins Using Human Antibody Fractions

by Liesbeth Van Nieuwenhove, Philippe Buscher, Fatima Balharbi, Michael Humbert, Tessa Dieltjens, Yves Guisez, Veerle Lejon
12th July 2012 • comment

First International External Quality Assessment of Molecular Detection of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus

by Camille Escadafal, Stephan Olschlager, Tatjana Avsic Zupanc, Anna Papa, Jessica Vanhomwegen, Roman Wolfel, Ali Mirazimi, Annette Teichmann, Oliver Donoso Mantke, Matthias Niedriq
12th July 2012 • comment

The Human African Trypanosomiasis Specimen Biobank: A Necessary Tool to Support Research of New Diagnostics

by Jose R Franco, Pere P Simarro, Abdoulaye Diarra, Jose A. Ruiz-Postigo, Jean G. Jannin
11th July 2012 • comment

Point-of-Care Tests to Strengthen Health Systems and Save Newborn Lives: The Case of Syphilis

by David Mabey, Kimberly Sollis, Helen Kelly, Adele Schwartz Benzaken, Edward Bitarakwate, John Changalucha, Xiang-Sheng Chen, Yue-Pin Ying, Patricia Garcia, Susan Strasser, Namwinga Chintu, Tikki Pang, Fern Terris-Prestholt, Sedona Sweeney, Rosanna Peeling
10th July 2012 • comment

A Research Agenda for Helminth Diseases of Humans: Diagnostics for Control and Elimination Programmes

by James S. McCarthy, Sara Lustigman, Guo-Jing Yang, Rashida M. Barakat, Héctor H. García, Banchob Sripa, Arve Lee Willingham, Roger K. Prichard, María-Gloria Basáñez
10th July 2012 • comment

Diagnostic Accuracy of Molecular Amplification Tests for Human African Trypanosomiasis—Systematic Review

by Claire M. Mugasa, Emily R. Adams, Kimberly R. Boer, Heleen C. Dyserinck, Philippe Büscher
10th July 2012 • comment

Towards Point-of-Care Diagnostic and Staging Tools for Human African Trypanosomiaisis

by Enock Matovu, Anne Juliet Kazibwe, Claire Mack Mugasa, Joseph Mathu Ndungu, Zablon Kithingi
10th July 2012 • comment
10th July 2012 • comment

Free treatment, rapid malaria diagnostic tests and malaria village workers can hasten progress toward achieving the malaria related millennium development goals

by Katie Tayler-Smith, Alice Kociejowski ,1,3 ,3 Mit, Nadine de Lamotte, Seco Gerard, Frederique Ponsar, Mit Philips, Rony Zachariah
10th July 2012 • comment

Toward fast malaria detection by secondary speckle sensing microscopy

by Dan Cojoc, Sara Finaurini, Pavel Livshits, Eran Gur, Alon Shapira, Vicente Mico, Zeev Zalevsky
10th July 2012 • comment
10th July 2012 • comment

Early infant diagnosis of HIV infection in Zambia through mobile phone texting of blood test results

by Phil Seidenberg, Stephen Nicholson, Merrick Schaefer, Katherine Semrau, Maximillian Bweupe, Noel Masese, Rachael Bonawitz, Lastone Chitembo, Caitlin Goggin, Donald M Thea
10th July 2012 • comment
10th July 2012 • comment

Why do we need a point-of-care CD4 test for low-income countries?

by R. Zachariah, S. Reid, P. Chaillet, M. Massaquoi, E. Schouten, A. Harries
5th July 2012 • comment
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12th March 2012 • comment

This review, written by Ruth McNerney and Peter Daley, provides an overview of the state of research into point-of-care diagnostics for active tuberculosis and highlights the barriers to the development of these tests.

2nd March 2012 • comment
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16th February 2012 • comment

Evidence-Based Tuberculosis Diagnosis

by Madhukar Pai, Andrew Ramsay, Richard O'Brien
16th February 2012 • comment
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Fabric Diagnostics

by Paridhi Bhandari, Tanya Narahari, Dhananjaya Dendukuri
13th February 2012 • comment
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