A Point-of-Care Assay to Detect Antimalarial Drugs from Finger Stick Blood Samplesby The Editorial Team
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
The European Mobile Laboratory, EMLab, was the first EBOV diagnostics unit deployed to the outbreak epicentre by WHO in March 2014.
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.
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.
The Zika virus appears to have emerged from nowhere, causing widespread health concerns throughout the world after decades of relative silence.
This Week in Global Health or TWiGH presents Global Health Out Loud with Sulzhan Bali & Jessica Taaffe.
Great article from our colleagues at the African Society for Laboratory Medicine about Zika virus.
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
This Week in Global Health or TWiGH presents Global Health Out Loud with Sulzhan Bali & Jessica Taaffe. This week they discuss Zika virus.
Malaria remains a major global health threat. In the last fifteen years there has been remarkable progress in reducing cases and deaths due to malaria.
Ebola: the race to find a cureby Sarah Boseley
Could scientists make history and change the way we deal with outbreaks?
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.
Twitter plays role in information distribution during emergencies, and it is widely used by public health organisations during public health crises.
Using parasite population genetics to understand transmission dynamics in NTDsby The Editorial Team
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.
Reducing Deaths from Malariaby Dr Richard Maude
In this video, Professor Theonest Mutabingwa discusses the two key challenges that face developing countries to progress their malaria research.
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.
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.
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.
Dr Nat Segaren - Medical Director of the Caris Foundation, presents on 'The Haiti National Early Infant Diagnosis of HIV Program'
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.
CXCL13 as a new biomarker of systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus nephritis – from bench to bedside?by Karla Lam
UNICEF Cholera Toolkitby UNICEF
HIV/AIDS diagnostics technology landscapeby Unitaid
Hepatitis C diagnostics technology landscapeby Unitaid
Effects of introducing Xpert MTB/RIF test on multi-drug resistant tuberculosis diagnosis in KwaZulu-Natal South Africaby Nomonde R Dlamini-Mvelase, Lise Werner, Rogerio Phili, Lindiwe P Cele and Koleka P Mlisana
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.
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.
The Clinical and Economic Impact of Point-of-Care CD4 Testing in Mozambique and Other Resource-Limited Settings: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.by Emily P. Hyle et al.
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.
In 2013, the WHO released a new set of guidelines on the prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV/AIDS. The new guidelines suggests that all pregnant women who test positive for HIV should immediately begin a course of triple ARVs, regardless of CD4 cell levels.
Prospective Evaluation of Three Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Diagnosis of Human Leptospirosisby Marga GA Goris, Mariska MG Leeflang, Martin Loden, Jiri FP Wagenaar, Paul Klatser, Rudy A Hartseerl, Kimberly R Boer
Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasitesby "Parasitology Gal"
Fantastic parasitology blog
Bug Challenge Number 2by David Dance, Sayapeth Rattanavong, Viengmon Davong
Streptococcal Pharyngitis - 2012 IDSA Guidelinesby Stanford T. Shulman, Alan L. Bisno, Herbert W. Clegg, Michael A. Gerber, Edward L. Kaplan, Grace Lee, Judith M. Martin, Chris Van Beneden
Tuberculosis Diagnostic Technology Landscapeby David Boyle, Madhu Pai
May's article of the month features a supplement from Clinical Infectious Diseases on "Pneumonia Etiology Research for Clinical Health"