Friday, 22 March 2019
Tackling resistance with triple ACTs? Encouraging results in Southeast Asia
Rob van der Pluijm presents findings from the Tracking Resistance to Artemesinin Collaboration II programme, which looks at the further extension of drug resistant malaria in Southeast Asia, and the innovative analyses of Triple artemisinin combination therapies (TACTs). Latest news of the launch pl...
Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Schistosomiasis and STHs platform launched
Today IDDO has launched a new global scientific collaboration dedicated to schistosomiasis and STHs with TDR (the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases). This aims to expand data re-use and collaboration and accelerate better treatment and control of these diseases, which ...
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Expanding our Ebola data team to Sierra Leone and Liberia
We said goodbye at the end of 2018 to our first group of trainee data managers from Liberia and Sierra Leone. It has been great to have their skilled input now boosting our 2019 Ebola Data Team. It is all part of the launch of the Ebola Data Platform in Sierra Leone and Liberia – a collaborative eff...
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Research highlight: Clinical research networks and assessing pandemic severity
Carson, Horby, Merson and colleagues promote the importance of developing clinical research networks in low-resource settings as a pillar to epidemic preparedness in a Letter to Lancet Global Health. The CTM&GH researchers are focused on developing capacity and partnerships across settings at highes...
Wednesday, 13 February 2019
A high risk of P. vivax after P. falciparum infection
IDDO's malaria platform, WWARN, has published its latest results in the Lancet Infectious Diseases, calling for researchers, policy makers and public health professionals to reopen discussions about the potential for changing the way uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria is treated in some regions. Th...
Tuesday, 22 January 2019
Reports of artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Eastern India
Das and colleagues published in November 2018 a short letter entitled ‘Evidence of Artemisinin-Resistant Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in Eastern India’. In a subsequent paper published in CID, the same group reported the results of a study conducted between 2014–2016 in the same region, where 15 pa...
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
VL experts attend IDDO-DNDi symposium ahead of IEC-VL conference 2018
IDDO and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) hosted a symposium for Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) experts to discuss the benefits of establishing a global VL data platform and refine a research agenda that will explore key scientific questions to enhance care for VL patients and affecte...
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Can portable devices really detect poor quality medicines?
A systematic review of 41 scientific studies evaluating the performance and abilities of portable devices to assess the quality of pharmaceutical products has been published today. The review revealed that although there is a wide range of devices available for medicines quality screening, there is ...
Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Assessing the effect of antimalarial medicines on the heart’s rhythm
Malaria is the leading cause of parasitic disease, killing nearly half a million people per year, most of whom are African children. Recent figures from the World Health Organization indicate that the decline in the number of infections and deaths annually has stalled. We are once again at a critica...
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
MQPH 2018 conference participants sign Oxford Statement in a pledge to radically improve medicine quality
Over 30 organisations have so far signed the Oxford statement developed by IDDO and the Medicines We Can Trust campaign during the first ever-academic conference on Medicine Quality and Public Health in Oxford, 23-28 September.
Monday, 12 November 2018
PHARMACIDE ARTS - Fake medicine: the disease of greed
If you’re in Oxford, UK between now and January 4th, 2019 visit the Radcliffe Science Library at the University of Oxford to see a new art exhibition of 14 prints illustrating the global health impact of poor quality medicines.
Thursday, 1 November 2018
Ebola Data Access Committee call for nominations
IDDO’s Ebola Data Platform, a pioneering collaboration in Ebola and emerging infections, has opened nominations for members of its Data Access Committee (DAC). Individuals with skills and expertise in clinical research, data protection and management, ethics in research and emergency public health r...
Thursday, 25 October 2018
ASTMH 2018 is starting soon – find out more about our activities in New Orleans
If you’re planning to be at this year’s 67th American Society of Tropical Medicine and Health Annual Meeting in New Orleans, then do come and see us. We’ll be sharing our latest results and tools at Booth 416 – so do stop by to meet the IDDO team to exchange ideas on how we might work together.