The Communicable Diseases Policy Research Group (CDPRG) is a multidisciplinary team within the Department of Global Health & Development in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.The Group is based in Bangkok, Thailand, and conducts research across the SE Asia region, and beyond. It provides a focus of expertise on the diverse public health problems associated with communicable disease control internationally and carries out research that is in support of and for policy reform.

GCRF Project Launches in Bangkok

University of Kent has launched a new website of "GCRF Establishment of biopharmaceutical and animal vaccine production capacity in Thailand and neighbouring SE Asian countries" project. 

The GCRF BioPharma project kicked off with a great meeting of the whole consortium in Bangkok this month. Research teams from the National Biopharmaceutical Facility (NBF) at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi and The National Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Bangkok, are joining forces with researchers from the University of Kent, UCL, Imperial College and LSHTM (Richard Coker and Fatim Lakha) to undertake this ambitious project. Biopharmaceuticals are protein drugs that are used to treat a wide variety of diseases, including cancer and auto-immune diseases. 

For more information please visit here.

Prof Richard Coker with Prof Vonthanak Saphonn, Rector of UHS, Cambodia. He is accepting a Memorandum of Understanding between UHS and LSHTM on behalf of Prof Peter Piot, Director of LSHTM. May 2015. 


Video on "Influenza: Preparing for the next pandemic"

Tom Drake and Prof Richard Coker discuss pandemic influenza mitigation measures as they affect Southeast Asia, a region considered by many to be the front line of any future battle against the disease.

 

News

16 October 2017

The Health Policy and Planning supplement on tuberculosis has launched to coincide with The 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Mexico, 11-14 October 2017.

https://academic.oup.com/heapol/issue/32/suppl_2

The supplement is on: Evidence to improve global tuberculosis control strategies: lessons from Southeast Asia

The six important studies are accompanied by:

1. An editorial by Bob Fryatt, Director - Health Finance & Governance Project, Abt Associates

2. A podcast with Prof Anthony Harries (who was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to work in TB in Africa) and Dr Mishal Khan (Lead author of the supplement): http://bit.ly/2fY7Ici

3. A blog by Dr Chris Vickery on Navigating silos–reflections on 20 years of health policy advocacy and programme implementation in Southeast Asia.

Please find the press release here.