Tuesday, 20 February 2024
New study uses isotope ratio mass spectrometry to analyse origins of falsified antimalarials
New work from the Medicine Quality Group at IDDO and MORU pilots the use of stable isotope mass spectrometry to estimate where falsified antimalarials and their components come from. The study, published in Scientific Reports, is a collaboration between the Medicine Quality Research Group, LOMWRU, a...
Friday, 16 February 2024
Repurposed tests can detect falsified vaccines, study finds
Widely available rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) manufactured to diagnose common infections can be repurposed to detect substandard and falsiﬁed (SF) vaccines, a neglected issue with serious global implications for public health, say researchers in a study published in Vaccine.
Wednesday, 24 January 2024
Advancing lab analysis of simulated samples, crucial to developing forensic techniques, is focus of FORESFA Trentino workshop
The FORESFA project's laboratory group met for a workshop in Trentino, Italy, with participants from Oxford, Edinburgh, London, and Vienna. The workshop focused on advancing the analysis of simulated samples, which are crucial to developing forensic techniques to analyse falsified medical products. ...
Monday, 18 December 2023
Malaria chemoprevention after hospital discharge reduced mortality and sickness in children recovering from severe anaemia
A systematic review and individual patient meta-analysis found that malaria chemoprevention after hospital discharge reduces deaths in children recovering from severe anaemia by 70%, and hospital readmission by 55%.
Friday, 8 December 2023
1 in 4 malaria patients in Africa receive suboptimal dose of antimalarial drugs
A new study estimates that nearly 1 in 4 people with P. falciparum malaria in Africa are at risk of receiving too low a dose of artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs), increasing the chance of treatment failure and the risk that malarial parasites develop resistance to the drug they were exposed t...
Thursday, 9 November 2023
Join IDDO’s team at ECTMIH 2023
IDDO and WWARN are delighted to be taking part in this year’s 13th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, (ECTMIH), and will be sharing our latest research across visceral leishmaniasis, malaria, medicine quality and lymphatic filariasis.
Wednesday, 25 October 2023
Nutrient supplementation boosts effects of malaria chemoprevention in Burkina Faso
A collaborative study by researchers from the Institut de Recherche en Sciences de La Santé of Nanoro (IRRS-Nanoro) in Burkina Faso and IDDO/WWARN has found that giving young children vitamin and lipid supplements at the same time as seasonal malaria chemoprevention reduces the incidence of severe ...
Monday, 9 October 2023
IDDO’s team looks forward to sharing its latest research at ASTMH
Join IDDO and WWARN’s researchers at this year’s ASTMH - the 72nd annual meeting in Chicago, USA, where we will be presenting on Visceral Leishmaniasis, malaria, and medicine quality across symposia, oral presentations and posters.
Wednesday, 2 August 2023
COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition calls for rapid and flexible funding to counter epidemics in low-resource settings
A research letter published in The Lancet has emphasised the critical need for equity in the allocation of research funding, especially in the context of epidemic response efforts. The letter, ‘Pandemics move faster than funders’ is authored by the members of the COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition...