Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Fake diazepam behind suspected meningitis outbreak in DRC
An investigation conducted by the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) revealed that over a 1,000 people in a remote area of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ingested pills of diazepam which actually contained haloperidol.
Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Prof Nicholas White recognised for contributions to global health in UK's New Year's Honours 2017
Congratulations to Prof Sir Nicholas White, former chair of the WWARN Board, who was recently appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George for services to tropical medicine and global health.
Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Investment in medicine regulatory authorities key to fighting the 21st Century ‘Third Man’
In an article published today in The BMJ’s online Christmas edition, Prof Paul Newton, Head of the Medicine Quality Group at the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory, visits the history of falsified medicines and highlights what needs to be done to avert a problem that threatens us all.
Monday, 21 November 2016
A harmonised platform for visceral leishmaniasis drug-resistance research
The growing inefficacy of the drugs currently available to treat visceral leishmaniasis (VL) needs to be addressed with harmonised research procedures, in order to discriminate resistant and susceptible strains, and establish a resistance ‘breakpoint’.
Friday, 4 November 2016
Responsible data sharing at the ASTMH Annual Meeting, 14-17 November
The Infectious Diseases Data Observatory will be at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2016 Annual Meeting, in Atlanta, discussing the importance of responsible data sharing and poor quality medicines.
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
New project supports detection of poor quality medicines
The proliferation of poor quality medicines has been described as a global pandemic that threatens the lives of millions. A new project will assess a variety of portable and handheld devices used to assess the quality of medicines.
Thursday, 8 September 2016
New poem celebrates data sharing
The Infectious Diseases Data Observatory was officially launched on Wednesday 7 September as part of the Oxford Tropical Network meeting, an opportunity for those working in tropical medicine and global health to learn about each other’s work and forge new collaborations.